It's finally here, Resonance from XII Games and Wadjet Eye Games (Gemini Rue/Blackwell Series)
Check out the trailer.When a brilliant particle physicist dies unexpectedly, the race is on to secure his terrible new technology before it falls into the wrong hands. The lives of four playable characters become entangled as they fight against the clock to find the dead scientist’s secret vault.
The suspicions they harbor, the memories they guard, the connections they share - all will converge as these four ordinary people work together to prevent a potentially cataclysmic disaster.
Game starts you off as 1 of the main 4 characters, Ed who is a mathematician at Juno Laboratories. Ed receives an urgent call from his boss, paranoid that someone is following him because of the work he is doing, his boss then makes a decision that he's going to destroy his work as in the wrong hands it could be catastrophic. Ed being the mathematician who has worked on this project pleads with him NOT to destroy this work and asks for him to wait til he arrives.
Now after we complete this small section, you are shown 4 clocks on screen all showing different times, it's upto you to pick the order you play, this will introduce you to 3 new characters and of course Ed again.
Raymond Abbot, a journalist
Anna Castellanos, a doctor
Detective Winston Bennet (who is voiced by Logan "Bastion Narrator" Cunningham)
Anyways not to spoil how it goes in first section upto the title screen (it is spoiled above, doh), you play as these 4 characters and see events that are tied to each other, 2 characters even meet. It looks like they are ALL going to be thrown together under pretty extreme circumstances.
The game early on also introduces you to STM and LTM, Short Term Memory and Long Term Memory respectively. With this system you can place anything you click into your STM so you can reference this to other characters which cause reactions, sometimes these can trigger a LTM which can be an even that has happened that changes the characters conversations, actions and reactions to what has happened. Your characters will retain LTM's throughout the game.
Anyways DONT take my word for it give the chunky demo a try, clocks in at around 3 hours, good enough to see the quality on show and get you interested.
Once you do see how great it is and want to buy it of course, you can at the following.
GOG.com has it for $9.99 (includes extras: wallpaper, poster, soundtrack, 2 developer's diaries, 4 avatars)
Wadjet Eye Games direct
2 Version are available
Collector's Boxed Edition for $24.99 (ships worldwide) This version also includes a direct Steam code so you can play straight away as boxed version won't ship til eary July.
Direct download (includes Steam Key) $9.99
Says what it does on box, DRM free version and Steam Key version too.
Game was delayed from direct sale on Steam til July 25th, apparently mix up with Valve caused an issue.
Issue is possibly to do with their summer sale starting soon.
PLEASE NOTE: Save game from Demo does NOT follow over to new game if purchased.