505 Games and Ovosonico have tried to go a different route with the newly released Last Day of June. It wasn’t designed to be a typical game and it isn’t viewed as a typical game. Instead, it’s a romantic love story about attempting to challenge fate and alter the outcome of one devastating day.
Massimo Guarini, founder and CEO of Ovosonico, commented about the purpose of the game and how the themes resonated aspects of his own personal life, saying in the press release…
“This game is a deeply personal project that explores universal themes of life and love, but also the contradictions of loss and how we process the emotions that come with it,” “My goal was to create an interactive experience that anyone can relate to, whether or not they are a traditional gamer, and I think we achieved that with Last Day of June.”
Last Day of June received a launch trailer in order to help put into context what Guarini mentioned in the press release, and you can check it out below.
Fans of Steven Wilson noted that the game looked eerily similar to his “Drive Home” music video, which has a similar plot to Last Day of June.
You can check it out below.
As for the actual gameplay… it’s a hudless interactive adventure, where players will explore various memories through the paintings, as indicated in the trailer. The claymation-style animations and time-altering story were purposefully made that way in order to lure in “non-gamers”.
Ovosonico had wanted to lure in people who didn’t play games as their audience. We’ve seen this kind of tactic in the past not work out so well for various games, so we’ll see if it works out for Last Day of June.
The game is currently available right now for PlayStation 4 and on Steam for PC for $19.99. If you need more information about the title you can visit the official website.
Ads (learn more about our advertising policies here)