Dry Drowning from Studio V is a story driven game presented in the form of a visual novel. Players take on the role of Mordred Foley – a much maligned private detective – and his mission to lift the lid on a serial killer taking out targets in a dystopian future. Saddled by a dark past of his own, Foley’s world is one gripped by tyranny, where the hunger for power at the top results in a society sinking to the absolute bottom.
“The city of Nova Polemos is one where the old rules of right and wrong simply don’t apply,” offers VLG Director Daniele Falcone of the game’s fictional homestead. “From the moment Dry Drowning starts, the player is going to feel uncomfortable. Uncomfortable taking on the role of a man who doesn’t appear to represent your typical hero, uncomfortable investigating a murder and defending a suspect who is anything but an ally, and uncomfortable existing in a world where the usual rules of life simply don’t apply. It’s a unique combination we think will grip any player who appreciates a good story well told.”
View the Dry Drowning PC trailer below:
Having watched the trailer, the game looks dark and gritty and could make a nice change from almost every other game out there. Promising a script sharper than your average Netflix serial, 150+ story branches and three different endings this could be a truly gripping story.
- Choices that really matter: More than 150 story branches and three completely different endings.
- Moral choices that impact character relationships and the game environment across a potential 20 hours of gameplay.
- Elaborate clue system for investigations: Learn about the city of Nova Polemos and its citizens through dialogue, evidence, items, and character biographies.
- Horror style interrogations: Use evidence to reconstruct cases, break people’s masks of deception, and uncover the truth with Dry Drowning’s “Living Nightmare” system.
- Explore flashbacks and past cases to solve new ones.
- Dynamic soundtrack with more than 40 dramatic and emotional tracks.
- A balanced mix of Western and Eastern visual arts, casting light on a grim futuristic setting where cyberpunk and retro elements harmoniously coexist.
For more information head to the Dry Drowning Steam page.
Dry Drowning will also be released on Xbox One sometime in 2020.