Simogo has a new game coming out, and I am very excited! They are the creators of Year Walk, which I cannot recommend enough to anyone who loves atmospheric, mysterious experiences and anyone who is captivated by folklore (especially the free companion app!). Year Walk exemplifies everything about video games as art, and I hope more artists are inspired to explore this medium not just as gameplay, but as a truly unique and immersive form of storytelling that you cannot experience through any other.
It’s available on iOS and Steam.
I still haven’t picked up their Device 6 (ios only, I believe!) whose style reminds me of my favorite book, House of Leaves. People have talked about how they would love to experience the mysterious house as a movie, but I feel this kind of immersive and interactive storytelling would be much more suited for that journey.
It seems I have some time to finish that before the new game is released, though!
I am so excited to take another voyage with them, especially through the sea. I haven’t been to the ocean since I was a child, and I truly long to see it again. I am confident that their story will be the next best thing, though!