Game developer Spearhead Games recently announced that the upcoming video game Project Witchstone will be coming to the Sony console soon.
Project Witchstone is a living world sandbox RPG
upcoming video game is a living world sandbox RPG and is the newest title to
launch from the developer Spearhead Games. They developed previous games like
Omensight and Stories: The Path of Destinies. It will launch on PlayStation 4
on the second quarter of 2020.
out the overview here:
Known for their innovation in video game narratives,
Spearhead Games (Stories: The Path of Destinies, Omensight) intends to push the
interactive storytelling further with adventures uniquely tailored to each
player’s gameplay and dialogue decisions. In a living and reactive world, you
will be offered unprecedented options to role-play your character and influence
the environment, capturing the fun and freedom of a pen & paper RPG
A living world sandbox RPG with turn-based
Impact the state of the world with your
Gain a reputation or work from the shadows.
The world you explore is alive, meaning that characters
that inhabit this world go on with their daily lives and move around following
a routine (from their workplace to their home, for example). They also own
properties, have personalities, friends and enemies, likes and dislikes, appreciation
towards you, allegiance to factions, perception of their surroundings, etc.
Using actions common in RPGs (dialogue, combat, spells,
abilities, stat checks, stealing, etc.) and less common ones (stealth,
influence interface, etc.), you can interact, manipulate, and shape this world
as you see fit. Our goal is to give you the freedom to live the adventure you
want. No overarching pre-defined main story thread, you get to decide how you
want to proceed.
Want to frame a villager for theft or murder? Want to
join a faction, become their leader, and destroy the other factions? Want to
destroy the factions but scheme in a way that they never know you’re
responsible? Want to become a treasure hunter instead? Maybe the best solution
is to blow everything up?
All of this is possible In our sandbox.
With our systemic approach to narrative, tailored events
will occur based on your previous actions. All crimes will result in law
enforcement running an investigation and attempting to arrest the suspect. Any
violent act committed against a faction will result in retaliation. Taking over
someone’s house will work fine until the previous owner’s relatives or friends
come to visit.
These are some examples of the ripple effect you can cause in this world. And how you deal with the ripple effect will determine what happens after.