From PaperSeven, a studio founded by former Disney Black Rock Studio (Split/Second) developers, Blackwood Crossing is a story-driven first-person adventure game releasing in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Exploring the relationship between orphaned siblings Scarlett and Finn as they’re growing apart, the two cross paths with a mysterious figure, and “a seemingly ordinary train ride evolves into a magical story of life, love and loss.”
The description adds:
Playing as 14-year-old Scarlett, you navigate this powerful drama. The world and your abilities develop in extraordinary ways, and you are forced to examine your relationship with Finn, your 10-year-old brother. Orphaned when your parents died in a car accident, your relationship with him has always been strong. However, adolescence has opened the door to other interests away from home, and you’ve been growing apart.
As you gradually uncover the true depths of Finn’s anguish the consequences of your remoteness become shockingly clear.
The mood of the game rises and falls with the narrative. And you’ll need to be ready for an emotional ride!
PaperSeven Co-Founder Alice Guy said:
This is our first original game since forming PaperSeven and we are immensely proud to be announcing it. There’s been some fantastic narrative adventure games coming out in recent times – we’re hoping to take a place at this table whilst offering something different to what’s come before. Blackwood Crossing is evidence of our desire to explore experiences with depth and meaning, and create characters that challenge the often clichéd gaming landscape.
Any future games from PaperSeven will “explore emotional themes and take players on meaningful yet unpredictable journeys.”