The team responsible for acclaimed indie mood piece Dear Esther has unveiled Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.
As reported by BeefJack, this first person project from thechineseroom will examine how the inhabitants of a small town respond to an apocalyptic event. Though the story takes place in an expansive open world, each instance of the game will be limited to one hour, ensuring that it you’ll need to play it multiple times in order to experience everything it has to offer.
As you explore a town lovingly constructed with CryEngine 3, you’ll encounter six different personalities. Creative director Dan Pinchbeck told BeefJack that these characters are actually “almost kind of memory traces of people that were there”. Apparently these mysterious figures will “go about their lives regardless of your presence, but you can interact with them, influencing their actions and effects they’ll have on the world.”
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is expected to arrive on PC in 2013.
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