Striking Distance Studios spent years crafting the big-budget sci-fi horror video game The Callisto Protocol. Before its release, the game developer sought to build anticipation by commissioning projects in other mediums that would introduce the fictional universe that had been crafted for the game—and give people a taste of the brutal, immersive horror experience the game promised.
GDP was invited to work with the developer on a six-episode scripted podcast. Our challenge was to create a compelling narrative and establish the otherworldly setting, as well as the threat posed by horrifically mutated beings, using only the medium of audio. “We brought together some of the best talents in fiction podcasting to help us create a fascinating yet terrifying world,” says Paula Chowles, GDP’s executive producer.
GDP first enlisted Willie Block and Jake Emanuel of Breaking & Entering to serve as the showrunners and directors. Block and Emanuel had previously created The Edge of Sleep, the hit audio drama that has been downloaded more than 7.5 million times and is being adapted into a TV series.