Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Dear Esther is getting a spiritual successor.

By: James Hawkins

Filed Under: news

The developer of Dear Esther has announced that it will follow up its cult hit with another emotionally-charged interactive experience.

The next game is called Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, and it will release sometime in the summer of 2013. Developer thechineseroom filed an interview with Beefjack recently, stating that story in the game will only last one hour, and that it will involve the player-character exploring the lives of six characters who inhabit the world. It will encourage multiple ventures into the mysterious world, as much of it will be missed if the story is only completed once.

At this point, descriptions of the game are thin and it seems that the developers are still ruminating on how to explore characters and the backstories they carry, but thechineseroom have a history now of creating singular tales that yield resounding emotional experiences.

The full interview can be found in the link below. From the content therein, it seems that the character we control will influence the story, changing the landscape of the events as they play out.

Something quite different from Dear Esther.


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About the Author:
James Hawkins is the founder of Bit Creature. He's a published poet, dabbling sportswriter, and former Senior Editor of Village Voice Media's Joystick Division.

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