One of the most interesting games I saw at Gamescom was Life is Strange, and I sat down with the developers from DONTNOD Studios to learn more about it.
Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment, the Paris-based studio who released their debut game Remember Me last year the game takes place in the fictional town of Arcadia Bay, Oregon, where senior student Max Caulfield returns after a 5 year absence. Reunited with her former friend Chloe, the pair will attempt to uncover the uncomfortable truth behind the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber.
With high quality production values and a unique hand-drawn art style, Life is Strange is a compelling, story-driven experience where choice and consequence play a key role in how the narrative unfolds. But there is a twist. At the beginning of the game Max discovers she has a remarkable power... the ability to rewind time. In Life is Strange the player has the power to affect the game's narrative and also change the course of history itself.
The game will be in episodic parts and from what I saw, I can't wait to play it and discover just what is going on in Arcadia Bay.
Over to the guys from DONTNOD:
Life is Strange will be published by Square Enix and is coming to the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC - no release date is available yet.