If the dreamy nostalgia, intricate symmetry and expertly crafted color schemes of Wes Anderson’s films appeal to you, then you’ll certainly appreciate “Maquisard,” the new Wes Anderson-inspired video game.
Above, you can watch the clip promoting the game, complete with “Grand Budapest Hotel”-esque score.
The game is loosely based on Anderson’s latest film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and allows players to slip inside the mind of one of the film’s central characters. You enter the game as a lobby boy in a large hotel clearly reminiscent of The Grand Budapest. Your mission, however, soon diverts from the film’s plot: You are tasked with finding a secret government agent hiding in your appropriately color-coordinated Wes Anderson world. You can view the hotel as a whole or as individual rooms, all while eavesdropping on its guests, taking notes on the agent’s possible whereabouts and sneaking around to complete your mission. The game was developed by students at New York University’s Game Center, and can be downloaded for Mac or PC.