A new indie adventure game is looking to tackle the horrors of the Vietnam War. When I Was Young is the first effort from Russian developer WallRus Group. It’ll be out later this year.

When I Was Young takes place during the height of the Vietnam War. You play as what WallRus Group describes as “an average American” whose brother has vanished in the conflict. The game will revolve around searching for the protagonist’s brother, but it’ll also highlight the war itself and the toll it’s taking on those involved. WallRus Group says the game is set in the 1960s-1970s, which could mean we’ll be hanging out with our protagonist across multiple time periods. You can check out the trailer for When I Was Young below:

Gameplay-wise, WallRus Group is promising an engaging combat system with various types of enemies and traps. When I Was Young will feature a dynamic time system which works alongside enemy AI to change gameplay. All told, a full playthrough of When I Was Young will probably take you about 7 hours. There will also apparently be “gameplay based on different elements” as well as retro-style pixel graphics and an old-school soundtrack. We’re not entirely sure how many different styles the full game will pack in yet, so watch this space.

When I Was Young will launch for PC sometime in Q4 2019. If you’d like to whet your appetite for the game before then, you can check out the free demo on Steam. WallRus Group is also planning to launch the game on Nintendo Switch. The Switch version is coming in 2020, although we don’t have a more specific time frame than that just yet. Stay with us for more info on this one.

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Joe Allen

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