Meta-fiction elements in games can often offer some unique experiences that transcend the possibilities of literature. Here one takes control of both the reader of a book and its main character Luka who investigates the strange events in the titular area.
Gameplay-wise, one collects words in the form of golden charms that can be used in parts of the plot to fill in blanks, changing the course of the story. While this is done by the character and his friends, the reader has the power to jump back and forth between alternative story branches, making this the ultimate cooperation between player, reader, and in-game characters.
The game is out now on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch with a 10% launch discount that lasts until September 28, 2022, at 3 PM UTC. It’s also available in a collector’s edition which includes the soundtrack and artbook.
Buy the game for Xbox One and Xbox One Series X/S on
the Xbox store
Buy the game for Nintendo Switch on
the Nintendo eShop