Finally we can show a sneak peek of the project I’ve been working on the last year: Hypnos!
An action-adventure game set in a dystopian Cold War. It will feature VR support, and released in XBox One and PC.
Regarding the setting, I have to admit that I’ve always had a fascination with the Cold War. I’ve been reading a lot about that period of time, trying to understand what was happening on both sides of the wall. I wanted to set the game in a dystopian future to have the freedom of adding technology, countries and situations but not attached to real History.
Some more recent influences to create this setting were “The Americans” TV series or the movies “The Lives of Others” and “Citizen X“, that I strongly recommend if you haven’t seen them. And a very good board game about the Cold War: “The Twilight Struggle“.
On future posts I will detail the design process I’ve been following, and some experiments I want to run. For example, I’m preparing a pen and paper adventure to roleplay the story of the game with some friends. What I want to do is testing the strength of the story and find new unexpected ideas.