Indie studio Ovosonico, which developed the critically-acclaimed Murasaki Baby, has officially announced Last Day of June, the studio’s latest game in partnership with indie publisher 505 Games.
The new interactive adventure is an “all-star collaboration” of creators including Ovosionico Founder and CEO as well as Director of Murasaki Baby Massimo Guarini (Murasaki Baby, Shadow of the Damned, Naruto: Rise of a Ninja), award-winning musician and record producer Steven Wilson, and Jess Cope (animator on Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” and director for Metallica’s “Here Comes Revenge” music video).
Ovosonico Founder and CEO Massimo Guarini said in the announcement:
With Last Day of June, my vision is to create a riveting emotional experience that connects with the broader audience of human beings. People feel comfortable broadly saying they don’t like videogames without ever really trying them, but never say that about movies or music or art – there’s always something they can identify with. I believe games can be just as universal and relatable, and that’s what we’re attempting to show with this project.”
Here’s a description of the game from the developers:
Last Day of June is a poignant single-player journey that progresses participants from a viewer joining Carl and June on what begins as a magical outing to their favorite spot, to a character deeply intertwined in the narrative, as they try to unlock the sequence of events that could save the day – and June’s life. In this cinematic experience, players will solve emotionally challenging puzzles in an attempt to turn back time, compelling them to ask themselves “What would you do to save the one you love?”
Last Day of June is scheduled for release for the PlayStation 4 and other platforms later this year. In the meantime, check out the teaser trailer for the game above.