Walkabout Games and L.INC, and developer Atomic Wolf recently announced the
upcoming graphic novel video game Liberated.
coming to PS4
upcoming video game is an interactive dystopian graphic novel game that unfolds
its story like a comic book. It has four chapters or comic book issues for this
matter, and they describe the story from a perspective of different characters.
will launch this year. It will be available on PlayStation 4.
out the overview below:
Liberated is an interactive dystopian
graphic novel that unfolds on the pages of a comic book. The game is made up of
four chapters—comic book issues showing the story from a perspective of
It is set
in a dark world in the near future where technology turned against people.
Under the pretext of ensuring security and order, many civil rights of citizens
are being violated and modern technology has become a tool of the authorities
to manipulate people. People are being surveilled in every possible way—via
social media, CCTV, their online payments, device tracking and many others. Liberated
is also a story about authoritarianism: about how it appears in a democratic
society, gradually develops and ultimately tears it down.
presented in Liberated focuses on the fate of a group of people which has
decided to oppose the new social order by using various methods of resistance
even resorting to violence. On the other side there are representatives of the
police and government, for whom the priority is to ensure order by all means
possible, sometimes even by violating human freedoms. By exploring the story
from different perspectives and both sides of the conflict, player learns the
history of a world and begins to understand the motivations of various
characters. The player also learns that any action and any decision will bring
consequences and story can change.
The gameplay is made up of 2.5D platformer, where the player moves in 2D within 3D environments, story elements presented within heavily stylized and animated comic book frames, quick time event sequences, and branching dialogue.