Wales Interactive is well known for publishing interactive movie-games on Switch. With past efforts including The Bunker, Late Shift, and The Complex, we've enjoyed its efforts so far, and they're a world apart from earlier FMV games (although the less said about the seemingly cancelled Gamer Girl, the better).
Next up is I Saw Black Clouds, which is launching on March 30th and, like Wales Interactive's other games, was filmed in the UK.
This time around, we've got a psychological thriller, incorporating supernatural elements and branching storylines. To help players keep up, it also comes with a real-time relationship tracker for other characters, and there's also a streaming mode included, letting you pause choices as audiences join.
Detailing this further, Wales Interactive has just released an extended trailer, offering this outline:
“Come alone, this is a journey you have to take on your own.” After the unexpected death of a close friend, Kristina returns to her hometown looking for answers, only to unearth a string of dark secrets. The truth turns out to be far more harrowing than she could have imagined…
I Saw Black Clouds is an interactive psychological thriller with supernatural elements and branching storylines. How you connect with the characters and the moral choices you make along the way will affect what you discover, the journey you take, and the resolution you find at the end.
For every decision you make, every interaction, your character’s decisions, personality and relationships are being tracked. You are rewarded with a breakdown to evaluate how you are playing the game. Discover five dimensions of your own personality; honesty, strength, morality, tact and introspection — whilst controlling how the character faces their challenges; denial, acceptance, or guilt. How will you play?
Available for pre-order now, Wales Interactive has also confirmed early adopters will get a 10% launch discount, retailing for £8.99 / €11,69 / $11.69 until April 5th.