The first-person, narrative adventure, Kona, has just swept onto Steam Early Access and GOG’s In Development section like a blizzard in March. The atmospheric title, set in the 1970s, pits you against time and the elements to solve a case. Here’s what the team over at Parabole has to say about it:

A simple case of vandalism is what brought private detective Carl Faubert to Atamipek Lake in Manastan. Now, with only his trusty pickup truck and whatever resources he can find in the seemingly empty town, Carl begins an investigation that will have chills run down his spine. In the dangerous Canadian north, it’s up to him to see this case through.

As a war vet turned private detective, Faubert takes the case of wealthy mining magnate W. Hamilton, who accuses the local Cree community of vandalism and theft. “The Crees are no friends to Hamilton,” Parabole says, however, “as they accuse him of destroying sacred lands for the sole purpose of increased profits.”

From driving to shooting to scene-searching, Kôna combines the atmosphere and immersion of a modern survival title with the deep storytelling and puzzle-solving aspects of a traditional adventure game. By blending and wrapping several gameplay mechanics around its scenario, the game aims to blur the lines that define today’s genres.

The game boasts full VR compatibility as well as an atmospheric soundtrack from Quebec folk band Curé Label to help you feel like you’re really stuck in the Middle Of Nowhere, Canada, in a dangerous blizzard. What will initially be available is the first of four acts, each of which will offer two to five hours of gameplay.

A full release is expected of the game later in 2016.

You can check out the early access trailer below and follow the developers on Twitter and Facebook.

Brienne Gacke
Writer, journalist, teacher, pedant. Brienne's done just about anything and everything involving words and now she's hoping to use them for something she's passionate about: video games. She's been gaming since the onset of the NES era and has never looked back.

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