A new game called The Novelist provide a very unique gameplay style and story, allowing players to become a mysterious ghostly presence within the game influencing the three characters within the game.
The Novelist game stars three main characters: Dan Kaplan, a father attempting to finish writing the most important book of his career; Dan’s wife and their young son. Non of which the player has any control over. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the The Novelist project and see it in action.
“The Novelist asks one central question: can you achieve your dreams without pushing away the people you love? The game focuses on Dan Kaplan, a novelist struggling to write the most important book of his career while trying to be the best husband and father he can be. The Kaplans have come to a remote coastal home for the summer, unaware that they’re sharing the house with a mysterious ghostly presence: you.
Read the family’s thoughts. Explore their memories. Uncover their desires and intervene in their lives. Remain unseen to avoid causing personal trauma. It’s up to you to decide how Dan’s career and family life will evolve, but choose carefully; there are no easy answers, and every choice has a cost.
Dan’s relationships – to his work, his wife, and his son – react and shift in response to your choices. With a different sequence of events in every playthrough, The Novelist gives life to a unique experience each time you play. The decisions you make will define the Kaplans’ lives, but they may also tell you something about yourself.”
For more information on the new The Novelist game jump over to the official website for details.
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