The Pirate Queen - A Forgotten Legend

The Pirate Queen Unveils a New Behind the Scenes Interview During the Future Games Show

Posted August 23, 2023
LONDON, U.K. (August 23, 2023) — As part of the Future Games Show at gamescom, Singer Studios is proud to release a new behind the scenes interview with Lucy Liu and Eloise Singer, the Executive Producers behind the upcoming VR adventure, The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend.

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In this clip, Lucy Liu and Eloise Singer discuss the fascinating true story of the eponymous pirate queen, Cheng Shih. Though born into poverty, Shih eventually became the most powerful pirate in history, commanding a fleet of some 70,000 across the South China Sea in the early 19th century. The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend tells the remarkable, female empowerment-driven story of Cheng Shih's life

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The Pirate Queen tells the story of Cheng Shih, the widow of Cheng Yat, leader of the Red Flag pirate fleet who dominated the South China Sea in the 1800s. When Cheng Yat dies, the Red Flag Fleet is plunged into turmoil as Kwok Po Dai, leader of rival Black Flag pirate fleet, threatens to take over as successor.  

Players take on the identity of Cheng Shih to navigate the treacherous waters and cabins of a moonlit pirate ship, break out of locked rooms, crack complex codes, creep through winding passages and exercise their wit to seize control of the fleet - all to become one of the most revered and feared Pirates in history: The Pirate Queen. Cheng Shih is helped along the way with clues from her second in command, Cheung Po Tsai, to outsmart enemies and ultimately be crowned the Pirate Queen.


Singer Studios is a female-led UK-based production company and creative studio that specialises in a new frontier of entertainment. Led by award-winning filmmaker Eloise Singer, Singer Studios uses the power of storytelling to push boundaries, challenge the status quo and spark change. Across film, tv, podcast and interactive media, we tell the best untold stories through cinematic narratives and captivate global audiences with fresh perspectives.

Our work has shown at festivals around the world including Venice, London, SXSW, Raindance and Sundance: London. The Pirate Queen game is part of an expansive franchise, currently being developed as a graphic novel, podcast and TV series with Beijing, China’s Seesaw Films (The Farewell).

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Lucy Liu is a true powerhouse in the entertainment industry, with a multi-hyphenate career that has earned her widespread critical acclaim and garnered several Emmy and SAG Award nominations. Liu’s career expands across television, film, Broadway and fine art. Most recently she lent to her voice to Disney's animated film 'Strange World' and starred in Warner Bros.' 'Shazam! Fury of the Gods.' Additional memorable credits include: ‘Ally McBeal,’ ‘Elementary,’ ‘Why Women Kill,’ the ‘Charlie’s Angeles,’ ‘Kill Bill,’ and ‘Kung Fu Panda’ franchises, the Oscar-winning ‘Chicago,’ and many more. Up next, Liu will star alongside Dwayne Johnson and Chris Evans in Amazon’s holiday adventure film, ‘Red One,’ with Christoph Waltz and Cooper Hoffman in ‘Old Guy,’ and with Jeff Daniels and Diane Lane in Netflix’s ‘A Man in Full.’


Eloise Singer is a multi award-winning creative director, producer and founder of Singer Studios. She is the director of the critically acclaimed MRS BENZ and THE PIRATE QUEEN, and has previously produced films with Pierce Brosnan, Billie Piper and Lily James. Singer's work has shown at festivals around the world including Venice, London, SXSW, Raindance and Sundance: London. She is currently producing and directing a 3 part documentary series with XYZ Films and Library Films ('The Tiger King', 'Fyre').

Maja Bodenstein is a London-based storyteller of Chinese/German heritage, fluent in English, German, Mandarin. In 2020 she was selected as an inaugural BEATS Screenwriting Fellow 2020, as part of a mentoring scheme aimed at British East Asian writers and directors backed by ScreenSkills and the BFI. 

Siobhan McDonnell is an award-winning Producer who leads the interactive wing of Singer Studio, having worked closely with Eloise Singer from the start of Singer’s Journey. Siobhan previously worked at Warner Bros Studios and was selected for Creative England's 2020 emerging UK producers program. She is a StoryFutures alumni, studied an MA in immersive tech and is the Producer of ‘The Pirate Queen’ and ‘Mrs Benz’ games. 

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