Draugen Is A 1920s Noir Mystery That Takes Gamers To Norway’s Fjords

Red Thread Games’s upcoming game Draugen is a noir mystery game that takes place across the fjords in 1920s Norway, which is a very  interesting setting. The Norwegian developers released a new teaser trailer for what looks like a potential walking simulator. Hopefully it’s more adventure oriented than walking oriented, but the trailer hints at a classical, first-person adventure of sorts.

Gematsu posted up the press release features, which includes a dynamic dialogue system that allows you to communicate with and interact with your companion Lissie, as the duo search the Norwegian fjords for Edward Charles Harden’s missing sister, Bettie.

You can check out the teaser trailer below.

Throughout the journey the duo will search for clues, unravel the mystery of Edward’s missing sister, and find out what’s really going on.

To be honest, it really does just look like another walking sim. I didn’t see much in the way of noteworthy gameplay and it doesn’t look like there are many logic puzzles. Essentially it’s like an interactive movie.

If you’re into those kind of games then good for you. You’ll probably enjoy Draugen. It’s written by the same fellow who brought you The Park, The Secret World, and the very woke Dreamfall Chapters (and if you don’t know what I’m talking about with the last one, all I’ll say is read up on the character Kian, and him magically turning gay halfway through the story).

Draugen - Lillie

Anyway, there are a few more screenshots available over on the Steam page, which hints at the game possibly having some point-and-click elements so maybe it’s more than just a walking sim? It’s probably (most definitely) best to wait for reviews before diving head first into this one.

I guess we’ll find out how much interactivity the game has when Draugen launches first on Steam for PC in May, with an expected Xbox One and PS4 launch set later into 2019.

(Thanks for the news tip Evaunit002)


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