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Story Driven Adventure Stay Coming To PC And Xbox One In May

Gaming article by Joseph Allen on Friday, May 4, 2018 - 09:00
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Stay, a story-driven adventure game with a pixel art aesthetic, is coming to PC and Xbox One this May, developer Appnormals Team and publisher PQube have confirmed.

The game is described by its developer as an "atmospheric adventure game featuring pixel-style graphics and a gripping thriller-like story". Quinn, a therapist, wakes up one day alone in a locked room, which contains nothing except his computer. Players must interact with Quinn, either helping him to figure out what's happened to him or "lead[ing] him down the path to an untimely end".

 

Although the story centers around therapist Quinn, players will play a central role in the game as they talk to Quinn via an instant messaging client on his computer. Appnormals Team and PQube promise a story that's shaped by the player's actions and interactions with Quinn.

You can check out a trailer that teases the gameplay of Stay here:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF9hjOTEH-0

The game will play out entirely in real-time, which Appnormals Team and PQube say will have significant consequences (if the player leaves Quinn alone for a period of time, for example, he may trust them less). Much of Stay will play out in an instant messenger-style interface, with players able to choose from multiple responses depending on how they want conversations with Quinn to go. The UI also helps players keep track of Quinn's moods, as well as how much of a bond they've built up with him over time.

 

Here's a quick rundown of some of the features players can expect from Stay:

  • A story spanning 24 chapters which play out in real time
  • 7 different endings to unlock
  • Puzzle-solving with direct control of Quinn
  • Chat-style interface with multiple conversation options
  • Mood and bond meters showing Quinn's state of mind
Stay will be released for PC via Steam on May 16th, with an Xbox One release to follow on May 30th. This will be developer Appnormals Team's first foray into PC and Xbox One development; they're best-known for the mobile strategy game Super Barista. For the first week of release, Stay will be offered at a 20% discount worldwide on Steam. No word yet on pricing, but interested players can wishlist the game right now on Steam.

Looking forward to getting your hands on Stay? Let us know in the comments below!

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