The publisher Annapurna Interactive, the video games branch of the artistic film studio that brought us games like What remains of Edith Finch, Outdoor savages, Donut County, Florence, The pathless, Wattam, Sayonara Wild Hearts, and many others just announced Thursday a multitude of new promising projects during a digital showcase.
While some of them are early, four untitled game projects look promising based on each developer’s past work. Newly announced games include projects from:
Outerloop Games, the team behind The age of the falcon
Her untitled new project (expect to hear a lot of it) will combine themes of “immigrant culture, growing up in the United States, chatty aunts, bossy parents, and family pressure,” said Chandana Ekanayake. , studio manager at Outerloop, with the skateboard.
Ivy Road, a new studio Davey Wreden and Karla Zimonja
Wreden’s work on Stanley’s parable and The beginner’s guide, and Zimonja’s work on Gone home and Tacoma pretty much guarantee that we’re going to get a game with good, good writing. Daniel “C418” Rosenfeld from Minecraft celebrity makes the music!
Jessica Mak, who previously worked on Everyday shooter and Sound forms
Mak’s next game looks like a music game and gives off some light Ground vibrations in clips of what appeared to be gameplay in development of the untitled project.
No Code, best known for Observation
Jon McKellan, co-founder and creative director of No Code, said the team had never set out to create horror games. “We decided to do some atmospheric thrillers or sci-fi,” McKellan said, but the audience reaction is a little different. This time around, however, No Code is set to make a horror game, its biggest project of all time.
Here’s what else Annapurna Interactive announced during Thursday’s showcase:
The artistic escape
Musical narrative adventure The artistic escape will feature voice actors Michael Johnston, Caroline Kinley, Lena Headey, Jason Schwartzman, Mark Strong and Carl Weathers, and launches September 9 for Xbox and Windows PC.
Neon white creative director Ben Esposito (Donut County) shows the upcoming “game for monsters” on Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.
A memory blue
Developed by Cloisters Interactive, A memory blue is described as “an interactive poem about a superstar athlete and the total love between mother and daughter”.
Storyteller is partly a puzzle game, partly a genre storytelling game. It’s coming to Steam (where a playable demo is available).
The new shooter (?) From Blendo Games (Thirty flights of love, Cowboy Quadrangle) looks very strange in its first smelly gameplay.
Oh, and Annapurna also introduced the “first and only” expansion for Outdoor savages, announced a release date for Solar ash, and showed new gameplay of cyberpunk cat adventure Wander.