EXO IMAGO today announced the development of its debut title Parted Ways, a psychological horror adventure game for PC and consoles, will begin in 2018. Created by writer/director Robert Brookes, Parted Ways is a narrative-driven game that throws players into the role of a custom-made protagonist returning to their hometown following the mysterious disappearance of an old friend. Players will navigate the open-world town of Tower Wood to investigate a supernatural mystery, build relationships with a diverse cast of characters, and explore otherworldly realms while building their own unique narrative along the way.
"We want to build a game that evokes a sense of mystery and the unknown, one that can engross players in a town and its people in ways we haven't seen before," said Robert Brookes, CEO and Creative Director at Exo Imago. "Tower Wood is meant to evoke the memories of iconic places like Twin Peaks or Silent Hill, towns with unique and unusual histories filled with casts of memorable characters and otherworldly parallel realms of monsters."
Parted Ways is built on a foundation of diverse representation and unique storytelling perspectives started by EXO IMAGO. "One of our biggest goals is telling a story that involves peoples and ideas that don't get seen all the time. Stories from folks who are pushed aside or never given a voice. This game and this team reflects that ideal, and we want to tell a new and unique story with familiar themes that take our narrative options in new and exciting directions."
In Parted Ways players will solve puzzles, explore two overlapping dimensions where choices made in one have consequences in the other, and explore romances and relationships with a cast of diverse characters. Parted Ways also offers players the opportunity to fully customize and create a character that they can identify with in the game's world, featuring unique character backgrounds that change the way the story unfolds. Through non-linear freedom of exploration and story development, players will immerse themselves in the role of Parted Ways' protagonist and feel a personal investment in the story and its characters, and never want to leave... if they even could.
Development on Parted Ways, EXO IMAGO's debut title, will begin in 2018. Parted Ways is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on Parted Ways please visit exoimago.com/partedways
About EXO IMAGO
EXO IMAGO is a newly-founded Indie game studio located in Newmarket, New Hampshire and is dedicated to the creation of diverse and unique storytelling through dynamic narrative games. EXO IMAGO released the critically-acclaimed tabletop rpg Aethera in 2017 through its publishing imprint Encounter Table Publishing. More information is available at exoimago.com