'Her Story' Developer Teases Next Game 'Project Ambrosio'

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 13:10
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Half Mermaid's Mysterious New Game

Telling Lies developer Half Mermaid is teasing its next game on the fifth anniversary of Her Story. Code-named Project Ambrosio, this upcoming game is a massive mystery — but we 've managed to dig up more than a few details about what we could expect.

"Today is the 5TH ANNIVERSARY of Her Story, the game that changed my life and healed the rift between video games & videogames," enthused Half Mermaid's CEO Sam Barlow on Twitter. "To celebrate, we're teasing our next project and you can WISHLIST on @Steam right now!"

The project in question is listed as "Project A███████" and has much of its information redacted. However, we've been able to discover a few more interesting things about this upcoming new project from Half Mermaid beyond what you can see on its Steam Store page.

new Half Mermaid game Project Ambrosio slice

What is Project Ambrosio?

The Steam Store page description of this game isn't much help; much of it is censored:

██████████ new ███████ Sam Barlow ██ Half Mermaid █████████████ is ███████ ██████████ cinema ██ death.

Most of the "About This Game" section has been similarly concealed. Even the release date is listed as "2███", although I'm reasonably confident that it's going to arrive something this century.

A quick poke around SteamDB reveals some more details about what we can expect to see from Project Ambrosio. Here are all of the genre tags for this upcoming game:

  • 21 (Adventure)
  • 599 (Simulation)
  • 3799 (Visual Novel)
  • 11014 (Interactive Fiction)
  • 3978 (Survival Horror)
  • 9204 (Immersive Sim)
  • 4145 (Cinematic)
  • 18594 (FMV)
  • 1710 (Surreal)
  • 4064 (Thriller)
  • 4342 (Dark)
  • 5613 (Detective)
  • 5716 (Mystery)
  • 1667 (Horror)
  • 1721 (Psychological Horror)
  • 4166 (Atmospheric)
  • 5186 (Psychological)
  • 5094 (Narration)
  • 4182 (Singleplayer)
  • 1664 (Puzzle)

Suffice it to say, I think we can safely assume that this is going to be another single-player game, similar in style to Her Story and Telling Lies. We also know that it has "some sex and violence" thanks to the Mature Content Description on the Steam Store page.

Sam Barlow says that this is just a working title for now, so we may see a completely different name as we get closer to release. For now, you can add Project Ambrosio to your wishlist on Steam.

What do you think Project Ambrosio will be like? Are you looking forward to this game? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!