Here is an overview of news, clips, trailers, specials and press coverage relating to Klemens Koehring's projects with UK-based production company D'Avekki Studios, the creators of several highly acclaimed full-motion video games (FMV games), also known as interactive films. D'Avekki have been described by the Official Playstation Magazine as "FMV maestros".
Production stills from Dark Nights with Poe and Munro
Interactive interview released for Dark Nights with Poe and Munro (June 2019)
Poe and Munro (played by Klemens Koehring and Leah Cunard), the late night radio hosts from the creepy town of August in the full-motion video game hit The Shapeshifting Detective are back! D'Avekki Studios released a playable interactive interview for The Shapeshifting Detective's upcoming prequel Dark Nights with Poe and Munro on 18th June 2019. Visit the new game's official website to watch/play the interview.
Here are links to media coverage about Dark Nights with Poe and Munro:
Digitally Downloaded (news article): This interactive trailer gives us a glimpse at what to expect from Dark Nights With Poe And Munro
Gamasutra (press release): World’s first interactive interview for FMV game Dark Nights with Poe and Munro released today
Adventure Gamers (news article): First details illuminate Dark Nights with Poe and Munro (and a future game)
Medium (press release): Shapeshifting Detective Developers Announce Episodic Spin-Off
The Raw Geek (YouTube playthrough): Poe & Munro FMV Game/Series - eko Interactive Chat!
Klemens Koehring can be seen and heard as the sophisticated, pompous radio host John Pope aka "Poe" in The Shapeshifting Detective, a critically acclaimed full-motion video game / interactive movie, developed by D'Avekki Studios and published by Wales Interactive on Steam, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch in November 2018. John Pope is the co-host of the in-game radio show Dark Nights with Poe and Munro alongside Ellis Munro on the in-game radio station Radio August. For his voice work in this production Klemens was nominated in the Best Male Gaming Performance category at the One Voice Awards 2019 and has also very recently been nominated in the Best Character Performance category at the upcoming VOX Awards 2019.
Clips from the in-game live-action scenes featuring Poe
In-game clips from Poe's radio news broadcasts
In-game radio clips from Dark Nights with Poe and Munro including Poe's Curiosity Shoppe and Dreams & Nightmares
The Shapeshifting Detective - Official Launch Trailer
The Shapeshifting Detective - Official Teaser Trailer
Merry Christmas from Poe and Munro (D'Avekki Studios Christmas Message 2018)
Poe & Munro Twitch Livestream Special (November 2018)
Press reviews for The Shapeshifting Detective
"Poe, of the Poe and Munro radio show, is a particular highlight, with a gravely tone of voice that you could imagine in a 1920’s gangster film, and even when he’s giving simple mundane updates on local happenings, it feels more grand and atmospheric than it has any right to do."
God is a Geek (gaming and technology website)
"Speaking of radio personalities, the brilliant talk radio intermissions of Poe and Munro offered some of our favourite moments, even if they mainly served as filler when travelling in a cab or arriving at the bed and breakfast. It brought popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale to mind (even if it's not nearly as strange as that) and really offered an additional layer to the narrative."
Gamereactor International (leading gaming website in the Nordic region)
"I especially loved the Radio Conversations featuring Poe (Klemens Koehring) and Munroe (Leah Cunard), the stars of the local Radio Station."
Phantom Gaming (Nintendo-focused blog)
"I know the saying is always 'you have the face for radio', but in Poe’s case, he 'has the voice for radio' – it fits perfectly with its deep, slow, and well-spoken tone which is both soothing and rather seductive at the same time."
GamePitt (gaming review website)
"The Shapeshifting Detective does have good production values with its live action recordings and audio quality (I especially enjoyed the time you spend on the choice/movement selection screen as the game features two town DJ's who like to talk about everything macabre)."
Darkstation.com (gaming and technology website)
"In addition, during the mercifully short loading phases, we are treated to snippets of the local radio show, Nights with Poe and Munroe. These dark snippets that discuss the murder and other local weirdness raise the overall creepy ambience by immeasurable levels that in turn elevate the playing experience as a whole."
GameGrin (gaming news and reviews website)
"Skådespelarna som spelar rollerna av Ellis och Poe, vilka driver radiokanalen som ständigt hörs genom spelet, är lysande och låter precis som om de faktiskt är radiopratare."
("The actors who play the roles of Ellis and Poe, who run the radio channel that is constantly heard through the game, are brilliant and sound just as if they are actually radio presenters.")
PSbloggen.se (Swedish Playstation-focused blog)
Review of 'The Shapeshifting Detective' (Swedish)
"The characters are brought to life by a very talented cast, any fans of their previous work will recognise Aislinn M De’Ath as Violet and will also fall in love with their new ones such as the very charming radio hosts Poe (Klemens Koehring) & Munro (Leah Cunard)."
Ambassadors View (gaming news and reviews website)
Dark Nights with Poe and Munro Press Announcements (May 2019)
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News item extract from the Adventure Gamers website: