The new first-person adventure game from developer Giant Sparrow launched today. The launch trailer for the game serves as a short and mysterious introduction to the story via narration. However, it also showcases some very surreal gameplay moments, showing the game through the perspectives of what seem to be a lizard and a cat.
Developer studio Giant Sparrow first rose to some prominence through their game The Unfinished Swan. The game came out in 2012 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and the PS Vita. While The Unfinished Swan got somewhat mixed reviews, there’s no denying that the game had its surreal, dream-like charm.
It seems that the same is true for their newest effort, a first-person narrative adventure called What Remains of Edith Finch. The game launched today, April 25th. You can get it for PC and the PlayStation 4. The publisher, Annapurna Interactive, posted the launch trailer for What Remains of Edith Finch on their official YouTube channel. The narration in the video drops some very cryptic hints as to what the game is about, and we get to see some very trippy gameplay imagery. You can check it out below.
It appears that Edith Finch is the last remaining member of her family, and that her mother kept her away from the other family members. It seems the mother tried to protect Edith from some kind of family curse. Now, Edith is going back to the family home to discover the secrets that lie there and find out more about her ancestry.
It seems that we’ll be exploring different rooms in the Finch house, where her ancestors lived. Apparently, every room will transport the player into the story of the family member, and we’ll get to relive some important part of their lives. Very interesting concept, especially since the trailer shows gameplay from the perspecive of some reptile-like creature under water, as well as a cat. One thing is for sure, the game seems to take the player on one interesting ride.