Back in 2019 we gave a strong thumbs up to Bury Me, My Love in our Nindie round-up. This text game from The Pixel Hunt told the story of a Syrian refugee attempting to cross her war-torn country and make it safely to her husband and a new life in Germany. Three years on and the studio is back to pull on our heart strings all over again with The Wreck, releasing this Fall.

The Wreck moves away from a physical warzone and enters the battlefield of a mind on the brink of collapse. Centred around an unfocused car journey that results in a crash, you will journey back through Junon's mind as you discover the path that led her to impact and make decisions in an attempt to influence the future.

You can watch the short trailer above to get a flavour of the game, and for a more in-depth look at what it has to offer, check out the following information from Pixel Hunt:

The Wreck is a mature 3D visual novel about sisterhood, motherhood, grief and survival. Players follow failed screenwriter Junon as she attempts to make it through the most pivotal day in her life, navigating difficult conversations and piecing together where things went wrong. With her mother in critical condition and her mind on the point of collapse, Junon must relive the past, alter the present, and embrace the future - or else her story will end in a wreck.

· Explore Junon’s scattered thoughts through interactive text and dialogue
· Meet a small cast of nuanced, complex characters
· Assemble a non-linear narrative exploring themes of trauma & recovery
· Experience the powerful story from the creators of Bury Me, My Love

With a past containing troubled family relationships, terminal illness and failed career ambitions, The Wreck is not one for the faint-hearted and we recommend having the tissues at the ready. The Pixel Hunt echoes our suggestion, calling The Wreck perfect for 'people who like handheld consoles, visual novels, and having a good cry'. You have been warned!

The studio's former project, Bury Me, My Love, received a BAFTA nomination for its transportational narrative, and The Wreck looks to continue the developer's examination of realistic human interactions. This, combined with its interesting visual style makes The Wreck one to look out for in the coming months.

What do you make of this upcoming tear-jerker? Let us know in the comments below!