Eerie Indie RPG Winter Voices Looks Chilling

By Ishaan . October 5, 2010 . 5:27pm

 

Winter Voices is an upcoming indie role-playing game by French developer, Beyondthepillars, for the PC and Mac. It’s an episodic game, broken up into 7 chapters, that starts out in a tiny snow-covered village.

 

The trailer gives off a cool adventure game sort of vibe, but we’re not entirely sure what Winter Voices is actually about, as the trailer also does a pretty job of keeping anything but the most vague plot details under wraps.

 

Nor does it show you what the actual game looks like — you’ll have to look at the screenshots below for that. Meanwhile, here’s a summary of the first episode from the game’s official website:

 

“A small village buried in snow, lost in the northern regions of the Kingdom of the Three-River Principality. A sudden death, a hostile home, new sensory capacities rising like a storm, and the departure towards the unknown. Escape is the only way out, besides death itself… The orphan heroine is forced to leave her father’s village by the voices of her unconscious.

 

Through a long journey in search for answers in her past and present, she will have to overcome anger, sadness, pain and fear, and discover eventually what the Voices of Winter have to say to her. It’s your turn to live the experience.”

 

As far as battles go, Winter Voices uses a turn-based system. Episode 1, titled Avalanche, will release this Winter with one new episode added each week. Each episode will cost 5€. Here’s a few screenshots from the beta build:

 

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  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    The game seems like it would have made a perfect on some handhelds as well. It does sound interesting.

  • keriaku

    I see some of the screens are french, it is going to be in English as well, right?I couldn’t find any pertinent info on the site.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Yup, simultaneous release in both French and English.

  • Roses4Aria

    Hmmm. Seems intriguing. I’ll keep an eye on this.

  • Joanna

    Very nice trailer. It caught my eye. Story also sounds interesing.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/TFGS777QS4JSATU7EVVQE6FZBU yengk

    The art looks clean and well drawn. Which is my way of saying that it looks Fan-effing-tastic. Couldn’t bother trying to understand the plot. Reckon I’ll wait till the game is given a proper review before considering purchasing it – although really, the artstyle itself is already tempting me to somehow preorder the game, so I doubt I’d need much encouragement.

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