Her Story Trailer: A Truer Detective
The writer and designer of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, the Wii's remake of the original game, has revealed his latest project, Her Story.
Video Gamer reports that Sam Barlow has just launched the debut trailer for his next project, Her Story. Barlow is known for writing and developing the combat-less 2009 remake of Silent Hill. Following in Shattered Memories' footsteps, Her Story is all about storytelling. This game gives players access to a archived police video database containing seven different interviews from a case in 1994. Her Story has you investigating the case of a woman's missing husband using a non-linear narrative as its story is told through old VHS interviews and your methods in searching through them -- you choose where you start and where you go. Starring as one of the interviewees is actress/musician Viva Seifert, who is one half of the band, Joe Gideon and the Shark.
Here's what Barlow had to say about the game:
If you can Google, you can play Her Story. The mechanic of searching for clips in the database is so simple that anyone can pick up and play. But it's a mechanic that quickly reveals its richness and complexity. At times it can feel like you're engaged in a genuine dialogue with this woman and her story. It's a unique way to interact with a narrative, a sculptural way of viewing a story - and something that can only be done interactively. We're in a Golden Age of video game creativity right now, with people redefining daily what a video game looks like and what kind of stories a video game can tell. It's exciting to be part of that and I can't wait to share Her Story with an audience hungry for new experiences.
Her Story will be making Rustin Cohle proud early this year for PC and mobile devices.