The first episode of an episodic first-person psychological thriller inspired by The Twilight Zone and other TV shows, Asemblance is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC in May 2016, developer Nilo Studios announced today.
Studio Founder Niles Sankey, who worked at Bungie for almost 10 years before founding Nilo last year, talked about Asemblance:
It’s the first episode of an expansive franchise inspired by The Twilight Zone, The X-Files, and the Black Mirror television series. These series show a unique ability to pull the viewer into a narrative that isn’t always logical and keeps you engaged by asking what is really true. We’ve also found inspiration in games that allow players to explore different theories and ultimately engage one another to learn the truth. We were inspired by this approach to create a narrative where you’re never quite sure what’s real or what’s not. We hope we’ve accomplished that in Asemblance.
The description for Asemblance adds, “You wake to find yourself trapped inside an experimental machine. A machine built to simulate memories. You have no idea how you got here… But to break the cycle, you must look into a past that you may not want to remember.”
Sankey says development on Asemblance is just about done and they’re optimizing the game, polishing the audio design, and adding the “final touches to the game’s multilayered narrative.” A price and firm release date will be announced soon.
[Source: PS Blog]