Aporia: Beyond the Valley Announced
It was announced by Green Man Gaming Publishing and Investigate North, Aporia: Beyond The Valley, an experimental, story driven, non-linear puzzle game coming to PC later this year.
Check out the announcement trailer of Aporia: Beyond the Valley, featuring some gameplay footage:
“Aporia: Beyond The Valley is a beautiful and immersive game created in CryEngine by Investigate North, a company chaired by Ole Søndberg, the producer of Wallander and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It is their second title, following the critically acclaimed found footage mystery game, Cloud Chamber. Aporia: Beyond The Valley takes a unique approach to storytelling, allowing players to actively explore a puzzle filled, non-linear environment that reveals a thrilling mystery surrounding ancient technology and the ruins of civilization, all told entirely without text or dialogue.
“The development of Aporia: Beyond the Valley started three years ago,” says Niels Wetterberg, producer at Investigate North. “The writing of the story and the creation of the world has been a real adventure in itself, but hopefully only half the adventure of playing it. We can’t wait to have players immerse themselves in the rich world we have worked hard to create. We are excited to see how players will explore, react to and interpret Aporia: Beyond the Valley.”
Gary Rowe, EVP of Publishing at Green Man Gaming said that “Bringing Aporia: Beyond The Valley to market represents Green Man Gaming’s continued support of talented independent developers. It’s been a labor of love for Investigate North, and we’re pleased to be publishing this beautiful first person adventure”.
The mystical world of Ez’rat Qin – once a mighty civilisation, now a crumbled ruin.
You awake after hundreds of years of sleep, in an abandoned land and no memory of your past. Immersed in this world of dark beauty, thrilling mystery and ancient puzzles, you embark on a quest to find out what happened in this world, and to discover who you are.
Aporia: Beyond The Valley is a first person puzzle game set in the world of Ez’rat Qin. Explore a world filled with strange nature, ancient technology, and haunted by a spirit roaming the fog-covered forest. With a whole new story and puzzle mechanics, Aporia: Beyond The Valley presents players with the challenge of actively exploring and piecing together a non-linear story of what happened in this mysterious world. Aporia: Beyond The Valley brings a unique approach to the art of storytelling, by not using text or dialogue. It offers new, interesting puzzle mechanics, and elaborate environmental storytelling within an immersive world.
Key Features –
- An immersive, detailed world created in CryEngine.
- Explore a story about humanity, technology and civilization told without text or dialogue. Uncover clues, devise theories, and make up your own mind.
- Avoid traps and solve brain twisting puzzles made to make you question what happened in The Valley.
- Explore bizarre architecture and overgrown nature, choosing your own path in the game’s non-linear world.
- Fully original musical score.
- Full controller support.”
For more information on Aporia: Beyond the Valley, visit its Steam page.