Riley & Rochelle, the music detective game from the creators of Rivals and Echo Beach, is inspired by an imaginative question: What if Celine Dion or Elliott Smith met and fell in love? Riley & Rochelle, of course, isnt about Dion or Smith, it's about Riley and Rochelle, two fictional 90s musicians from two very different backgrounds.
When Polygon asked Tim Sheinman about the 1998 Oscars, in which he got the idea: What... if they fell in love?
The player will study the musicians' lives, listen to their performances, and read their journals, and then analyze their lives to determine who they were, and why they fell in love in the 1990s. In games like Rivals, which follows an alt-country band, and Echo Beach, where music is illegal and tracked online, the player will discover who they were.
Riley & Rochelle hasn't set a release date yet, but its Steam page states it will be released soon on Windows PC and Mac. Sheinman said the product will be available before 2023. It'll be $14.99.