Back at PlayNYC I got a chance to talk to Max Arocena, also known as Colorfiction, about his game 0°N 0°W. I was in love with the game's style and had quite a good time exploring the strange dream-like worlds. For those who may have been interested in the style but wanted to have more of a story to it, it seems they are getting their wish. Today Colorfiction has announced Ode to a Moon, and it seems to be providing exactly that.
The game puts you in the role of a photojournalist that works for a popular tabloid. You're given the job of going to a rural town in the middle of nowhere and covering a fall festival that's timed with a lunar eclipse. Naturally, this is a recipe for disaster, and soon you're finding that you're covering the aftermath of a town that went mad. Ode to a Moon claims its events are inspired by true stories, and sure enough, the developer has been cataloging some of the strange things he's found that populate New England on his Twitter. Some of these include condos built on industrial waste sites, towers built by Vikings, headless horse enthusiasts, and the oddity that is Machimoodus State Park.
The trailer features several strange and surreal locations the player will be exploring. While it starts out perfectly normal, if sort of creepy, it doesn't last that way. A television has beams of light jutting out from it, while the main character runs through a castle that warps and flows in unnatural ways. The game is described as a horror game, albeit one that relies more on atmosphere rather than jump scares or gore. What exactly is causing these strange events? We'll have to wait for the full release to find out.
Ode to a Moon is coming to PC at a currently unannounced date.
Interested in Ode to a Moon? Going to pick it up? Play any of Colorfiction's other games? Let us know in the comments below!