Acting as one of the first games to come out of Annapurna Pictures’ new games division, Annapurna Interactive have released the first trailer for their explorative puzzle game, Gorogoa. This hand drawn adventure game sees players navigating through a series of pictures, travelling deeper into the scenes by lining up separate drawings to get a wider look at an everchanging landscape.
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It’s hard to explain this point and click adventure in the abstract but it makes full sense when you see it in action in the trailer above. You can split one scene up into several drawings, and then use those separate drawings to explore further in that world. For example, the trailer starts off with a picture of a city seen from out of a window. You can split that single drawing into the city and the window frame, dragging them into separate panels and clicking on the city scene to zoom into a certain rooftop. By splitting several scenes down, you create new landscapes to explore, with drawings eventually linking back up to show a multi-panel image.
It’s all very clever and beautiful stuff, with each scene being hand drawn and designed by artist Jason Roberts. With there being probably hundreds if not thousands of separate paintings in the whole of Gorogoa, it is a testament to Roberts’ creativity that he can link all of these scenes together into a flowing puzzle game.
With Annapurna Interactive’s other game, What Remains of Edith Finch being scheduled for sometime in spring 2017, check back in on Gorogoa’s Steam page throughout the year for any signs of a release date.