Moody point-and-click adventure game The Night Is Grey was announced during today's Summer Game Festival live stream. It's a cinematic thriller told from the perspective of classic point-and-click games.
According to developer Whalestork Interactive, The Night Is Grey combines modern storytelling techniques with old-school hand-drawn animation and fully animated backgrounds. You play as Graham, a man fleeing for his life from a pack of strange wolves. While fleeing, Graham discovers a lost girl and endeavors to help her find her way to safety. You can check out the trailer for The Night Is Grey right here:
In the Summer Game Festival presentation, Whalestork Interactive creative director André Broa said that The Night Is Grey would not feature a focus on "pixel hunting" puzzles. Instead, the game will combine classic puzzling - think moving pipes around and getting your hands dirty - with modern techniques so that it's not frustrating or difficult for players to follow along. Anna - the little girl Graham saves - will eventually become a gameplay mechanic in her own right; you'll have to move from playing alone to carrying her and finally having her help you solve puzzles.
We'll likely know more about The Night Is Grey as we get nearer to its release date. The game isn't due to launch until 2021 and merely sports a "coming soon" tag right now, so we don't know a lot about when we'll be able to play this one. When we do, however, it'll launch for PC, Nintendo Switch, and iOS devices.
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