The Witcher series is widely regarded as one of the greatest video game story-telling experiences available. This is because of the good work the CD Projekt Red development team put into making the game. Well, two former Witcher developers have started a new gaming studio (Different Tales) and already have their first narrative-focused title on the way. The game is called Wanderlust Travel Stories and will be coming to PC and iOS on 28 August.
The two developers previously worked on the first Witcher game; Artur Ganszyniec was head story designer and Jacek Brzeiński was project lead. Wanderlust will use real photographs from around the world to tell multiple branching stories that will develop according to player choices. Players will also have to manage various other elements, such as stress, fatigue and money, which is common when travelling.
Brzeiński revealed more about the game on Steam stating, “The game takes you on 9 globetrotting journeys, telling 4 long and 5 short stories of life-changing travels. You’ll visit such inspiring countries as Bangladesh, Congo, Argentina, Thailand, France, Spain and even Antarctica. You won’t have hurry. You won’t have to fight. This isn’t about a rush of adrenaline. This is about taking in the beauty of the real world. It’s what we call ‘slow gaming’. What you decide also makes the traveller change their world views. Every journey ends with your character becoming an internally richer person.”
It does seem like an interesting title from the trailer. If you want experience adventures in amazing locations, Wanderlust Travel Stories will allow you to do so from the comfort of your desk.
Will you be picking up Wanderlust Travel Stories when it releases?