Narrative is a powerful tool, especially in video games. It allows the player to grapple with real issues in a way that is more approachable than, perhaps, some other forms of media. Of course, war is a very powerful, engaging, and ugly subject with a great deal of nuance and perspective. Today, Serenity Forge and This I Dreamt are pleased to announce the release date for their own narrative game, Long Gone Days. Releasing on October 10th, the game invites players to step into a war-torn earth. Playing as a soldier, players will grapple with questions of relationships, the elusiveness of peace, and war itself. A press release provides more details on the game and its story. Additionally, players can check out the announcement trailer for a look at the game.
Long Gone Days introduces players to Rourke. Rourke is a trained sniper from a young age. His task is eliminating enemies in an ever-raging war upon a war-torn Earth. However, on his first mission, he discovers this war isn’t what he thought. Playing as Rourke, players will grapple with the complex realities of war including defining relationships beyond language barriers. Importantly, players will put their sniping skills to the test choosing to pick off enemies from afar or engage in close-quarters turn-based combat. Yet, be warned. Every bullet is a choice, and every shot changes the world and the narrative of the game.
Of course, players can check out the announcement trailer for a glimpse of the game’s art style and gameplay. View the trailer below.
Long Gone Days will be available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch on October 10th.