Giiku Games released a making-of video for the Arrowiz-developed adventure mystery Hermitage: Strange Case Files, coming to PC-via Steam and consoles in 2020.
The video focuses on the game’s development and how the team came up with the characters and narrative. It’s revealed that the story took 6 months to create revolves around 8 different main characters. A single playthrough will take 12 to 15 hours to complete across 8 chapters. Also, during gameplay, players will have access to several ways of gathering information including interrogation, watching the news, and texting.
The video also shows early concept designs and details the influences behind creating the game.
Hermitage: Strange Case Files is a horror mystery set in a bookstore named Hermitage. The bookstore itself attracts unusual customers who are dealing with paranormal issues. Players take on the role of the bookshop owner, who is a former anthropology professor never seen outside of the bookstore. Evidently, there’s a handful of horrific events taking place, and the owner enlists the help of a hacker, detective, and legal consultant to solve the mystery of the store.
During gameplay, players will interview characters and choose their approach to taking on the case from the intel they’ve gathered. Information can be found during dialog, TV news, web forums, phone messages, and emails. Once enough is collected, players will put their assumptions to the test, which can change the story completely.
You can watch the video below:
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