Start-up French game developer, Beyond the Pillars, will soon release the first episode in a new PC/ Mac tactical series.
The blurb of the upcoming Winter Voices from the press release:
A drama is unfolding in a tiny village buried in snow, lost in the depths of a Three-River Principality valley. A sudden death, a now-hostile home, new sensory capacities rising like a storm and the departure towards the unknown, the only means to escape besides death, has become inevitable...The newly-orphaned heroine is pushed to leave her father’s village by the voices of her unconscious mind. The long journey to find answers will lead you through many events to overcome anger, sadness, pain and fear and finally unveil what is whispered by the voices of Winter.
New episodes will be made available at the rate of one every seven days.
The game certainly looks good, given its budget asking price of €5 for each episode. However, as you can tell from the press release above, the team's grasp of the English language might be a concern.
Any other genre and language bloopers can be forgiven, but this is an RPG, and any localisation issues are going to have a genuine negative impact on how well it plays.
Still, Winter Voices is one to keep an eye on.
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