To Hell With the Ugly | Digital productions ARTE

To Hell With the Ugly

A game co-produced by ARTE France and La Poule Noire, 2023

“To Hell With the Ugly” is an adventure game adapted from the novel of the same name by Boris Vian. Play the part of Rock Bailey, a young man as handsome as he is superficial and who has been kidnapped outside a jazz club. Navigate the bar fights and the police investigation to help Rocky shed light on his abduction.

In “To Hell With the Ugly”, you play the part of Rock Bailey, a devastatingly handsome blond who systematically refuses all sexual advances: he is stubbornly saving himself for his 20th birthday.

After being drugged by a poisoned cigarette outside the Zooty Slammer jazz club, he wakes up in a strange hospital. Determined to track down his kidnappers, Rocky will find himself involved in an amazingly intricate plot.

Help Rocky shed light on his abduction, and find out who is behind this terrible intrigue.

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Technical Info & Short Credits

Format
Video games
Genre
Fiction
Duration
5h
Sound Designer
Clément Duquesne
Producer
David Duriot
2D Artist
Amélie Guinet
Programmer
Adrien Marchand
2D Animator
Gaëlle Roques
Game/Narrative Designer
Fiona Rosette
Coproduction
ARTE France, La Poule Noire

Credits

Unique features

  • An investigation in the Los Angeles of the 1950s

    An original artistic direction using traditional animation and paying tribute to the great era of film noir.

  • A variety of gameplay mechanics

    Alternate between interaction, combat, infiltration and exploration.

Behind The Scenes