A first-person thriller, Virginia from 505 Games and developer Variable State is releasing on September 22 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Influenced by genre-bending TV shows of the 1990s like Twin Peaks, The X-Files, and The Outer Limits, Virginia is an interactive mystery where you investigate the disappearance of Lucas Fairfax, a young boy in the town of Kingdom, Virginia. Playing as a rookie FBI agent paired with an experience partner, Variable State says the investigation will take “on an increasingly sinister and supernatural turn, as the list of suspects grows ever larger and stranger.”
Here’s the description for Virginia:
Virginia is a single-player first-person thriller set in a small town with a secret. Experience a missing person investigation through the eyes of graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver.
Together with your partner, seasoned investigator Maria Halperin, you’ll take a trip to idyllic Burgess County and the secluded town of Kingdom, Virginia, where a young boy has vanished and nobody seems to know why.
Before long Anne will find herself negotiating competing interests, uncovering hidden agendas and testing the patience of a community unaccustomed to uninvited scrutiny.
As your investigation takes a turn for the sinister, and the list of suspects grows ever larger and stranger, you will make decisions which irrevocably shape the course of Anne’s and agent Halperin’s lives.
- Cinematic editing that immerses players in a story told in the style of film and TV • A dreamlike journey punctuated by intense drama and populated by a memorable cast of curious characters
- A stirring soundtrack composed by composer Lyndon Holland and recorded live by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at the renowned Smecky Studio (Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive)
- An original detective noir story in the tradition of Twin Peaks, Fargo and True Detective
- A striking, painterly art style, steeped in the magic of small town America and the vibrant Virginia countryside.
Virginia’s priced at $9.99/£6.99, and you can download a demo from Steam.