In our Nindie round-up, we gave a strong thumbs up to Bury Me, My Love. This text game from The Pixel Hunt explored the story of a Syrian refugee attempting to cross her war-torn country and find her husband safely and a new life in Germany. Three years later, the studio is back to tug on our hearts all over again with The Wreck, which is coming out this Fall.
The Wreck is a journey away from a physical conflict and takes you back through Junon's mind as you examine her paths and make decisions in an effort to shape the future.
To get a first impression of the game, check out the short trailer above, and for more information on what Pixel Hunt has to offer, check out this one.
The Wreck is a mature 3D visual novel about sisterhood, motherhood, grief, and survival that follows failed screenwriter Junon as she navigates difficult conversations and piecing together what went wrong. Junon must relive the past, alter the present, and embrace the future - or her story will end in a wreck.
Explore Junons' stuttering thoughts through interactive text and dialogue Meet a small cast of nuanced, complex characters Assemble a non-linear narrative exploring themes of trauma and recovery Experience the powerful narrative from the creators of Bury Me, My Love.
The Wreck, with its tumultuous family history, terminal illness, and desperation for a career, is not for the faint-hearted, and we advise having the tissues at hand. The Pixel Hunt concurs, describing The Wreck as a "magic for those who enjoy handheld consoles, visual novels, and having a good cry."
Bury Me, My Love, a previous studio project, has been nominated for a BAFTA award for its transportational narrative, and The Wreck hopes to continue the developer's exploration of human interactions. This, combined with its interesting visual style, makes The Wreck a must-see piece in the future.
What do you think of this upcoming tear-jerker? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
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