Writer/designer Sam Barlow and Annapurna Interactive are teaming as much as convey us a non secular successor to the revolutionary indie sport, Her Story.
Called Telling Lies, this title is described as a “non secular successor to Her Story.” That seemingly signifies that it’s not immediately tied to Her Story regarding the two video games’ characters, universes, and any potential shared plot factors.
However, evidently the sport will make the most of a set-up just like the one featured in Her Story. That is to say that it’s going to require gamers to interpret the knowledge given to them through live-action sequences with a purpose to attain the tip of a story (or no less than draw conclusions concerning its which means). Whereas Her Story compelled you to make sense of assorted interviews with a homicide suspect with a purpose to decide what occurred, although, evidently Telling Lies will likely be slightly grander in scope. The plot particulars aren’t totally recognized presently, however Barlow beforehand talked about that the sport would draw influences from the Steve McQueen sexual thriller Shame in addition to the Francis Ford Coppola movie, The Conversation. He additionally describes it as being “in the vein of a political thriller.”
Selling the elevated scope of the sport is a relatively spectacular forged of lately revealed actors who will painting the sport’s 4 essential characters. David will likely be performed by Logan Marshall-Green (Upgrade, The Invitation), Ava will likely be performed by Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse, Straight Outta Compton), Emma will likely be performed by Kerry Bishé (Halt and Catch Fire, Scrubs), and Angela Sarafyan (Westworld) rounds out the principle forged as Max. Vivien Lyra Blair of Bird Box additionally has an unidentified talking position within the sport.
We’re fairly excited for this title as Her Story isn’t solely a novel narrative expertise that have to be skilled by anybody who needs to see what online game storytelling is able to, however as a result of Barlow additionally labored on one of the underrated horror video games of all time, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. We even bought to talk to Barlow about his work on that sport and his philosophy behind making scary video games.
There’s no phrase but concerning Telling Lies‘ launch date, however the principal taking pictures of the live-action sequences is anticipated to wrap quickly.
Matthew Byrd is a employees author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days making an attempt to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014.