The new first-person narrative game from developers Tale of Tales, Sunset, is out today on Windows, Mac ad Linux and hopes to look at war and revolution from a different perspective.
Sunset is set during 1972, in a fictional South American city, in which a revolution is taking place. You play as Angela Burnes, a United States immigrant, who has the job of cleaning the apartment of the mysterious Gabriel Ortega, once a week, an hour before sunset.
The game is created to be more of an experience, where there is no real fail state for the player, but your actions can affect the narrative. Although you are only a cleaner, you can influence the conflict taking place outside the apartment windows through digging up information from your employee, who may be involved in the revolution.
Tale of Tales of is an independent developer, based in Belgium, who took Sunset to Kickstarter in June last year with great success, raising over $67,000 towards the project, with the original goal being just $25,000. The developer was founded back in 2003 and has a lot of experience in creating unique titles including the interesting and calming game Bientöt L’été. The studio has joined forces with award winning Austin Wintory (Journey, Banner Saga) to create the soundtrack for the game, so expect music and tones of high quality while playing.
If you are interested finding out more of the behind the scenes of game, the developers have a development blog featuring more details about the narrative and themes of Sunset. Check out the launch trailer for the game below and let us know in the comments what you think about narrative focused experiences, where your actions can shift the narrative of the game.