Sounds interesting, i'll keep an eye out for it on release.
Across the Grooves
A downloadable narrative game
Across the Grooves is an interactive graphic novel, set in a magical-realism universe, where your decisions affect the destiny of Alice, the main character, drastically changing her reality and allowing her to explore alternative destinies by modifying her past.
Alice lives an uneventful life. She's in a long term relationship, has a stable office job and a nice apartment in the center of Bordeaux. One day, Ulysse, her ex-lover, comes back into her life through an old vinyl record she receives in the mail. When she puts it for a spin on turntable, she is thrown back into her own past, forced to relive old events. When she comes back to the present, her reality has changed and her fiancé no longer knows her, as if they never met.
Determined to bring her life back on track, Alice packs up and embarks on a hunt across Europe, following the tracks of Ulysse while trying to uncover the origins of the record. However, her journey gradually turns into a quest of self-discovery as she explores new parallel realities each time she puts the needle in the groove.
— A hand-crafted adventure — With each playthrough, discover a novel-sized adventure and a slice of the hundreds of hand-drawn images created for the game.
— Every choice matters — Each decision you make slightly alters the personality of the main character, Alice.
— An invitation to travel — Feel the pulse of European cities, meet colourful characters and solve the mystery, all depicted in gorgeous European comic book art style.
— Immersive and finely crafted soundtrack — The music adapts and shifts according to your choices and the mood of each scene.
— High replayability — Choose Alice’s fate and discover the outcome of your decisions through multiple story paths and endings.
Suggested Age Rating: 16+
mild mature/suggestive themes,
mild alcohol/tobacco/drugs references,
non-graphic nudity and sexual content.
|Updated||2 days ago|
|Release date||in 18 days|
|Made with||Unity, Adobe Photoshop, Sublime Text|
|Tags||Female Protagonist, Meaningful Choices, Mouse only, Multiple Endings, Narrative, psychedelic, Singleplayer, Story Rich, Touch-Friendly|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen|
|Links||Steam, Homepage, Steam, Soundtrack, Blog|
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Can't wait! Previous games were enchanting. Good luck :)
I can see the 4 symbols at the top of the screenshots, does this mean you are going to follow the same system as in Seers Isle? Because if that's the case... I can't help but feel a bit disappointed. I feel like Along the Edge had a much better execution and narrative compared to Seers Isle. With Along the Edge choices felt meaningful, while with the SI system... It just didn't.
Also, to clarify, something I would really like to know as early as possible is, will we get locked to certain characters depending on stats like on SI, or we will we able to actively choose the characters we want to get with like in AtE?
This game will definitely be more akin to Along the Edge than to Seers Isle. I'm sorry to hear you enjoyed one more than the other, but I certainly hope you will give us another chance to win you over! ~Geoffroy.