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A bunch of ex-Bungie developers are making a psychological thriller for the PlayStation 4 inspired by Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror and the X-Files called Asemblance.

You wake to find yourself trapped inside an experimental machine.
A machine built to simulate memories.
You have no idea how you got here…
But to break the cycle, you must look into a past that you may not want to remember.

In a blog post on the official PlayStation blog, Nilo Studios creative director Nilo talks a little about what we might expect from Asemblance. As you can see in the trailer, the atmospheric game borrows heavily from the dark science fiction of the misanthropic TV show Black Mirror (if you haven’t watched it, you should. It’s a show that really does live up to the hype) and the mystery found in shows like Twin Peaks and The X-Files

Asemblance, which is supposed to be the first episode in an “expansive” franchise with a heavy focus on narrative that aims to inspire the same kind of theorycrafting in the community like P.T. did and has a narrative that has players question what is real, and what isn’t. Players wake up in a machine that simulates memories and has players figure out who, what and where they are within that machine.

Asemblance

There is very little concrete information on the game in that blog post, making it seem like the developers would like to keep specific details under wraps for as long as possible. 

Asemblance is scheduled to release at some point this month as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.


Quick Take

Asemblance is looking pretty cool, even though we know nothing of what the game might actually be apart from it being a first-person story-focused game. Still, there seems to be a lot of atmosphere in the screenshots and the trailer so my interest is definitely piqued. 

What do you think of Asemblance? What do you think of the aesthetic? Let us know in the comments! 


Chris Anderson

Assoc. News Editor

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as assistant news editor and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.