Have a wild evening out on the town with Hell’s denizens as you argue your correct for ressurection
Very first, the excellent news: Afterparty is coming out October 29th on PS4. Bonus: we’re also developing a sweet PS4 Dynamic Theme that’ll turn your Dashboard into a demonic pub!
Now the not-so-fantastic news: you have died and are about to burn in Hell.
As an alternative of receiving cozy with the idea of getting eternally flayed, you need to elbow your way into Satan’s home celebration and convince him to grant you re-entry to Earth. But (fortunate for you?) the only way he’ll contemplate it is if you can outdrink him.
That is the premise of Afterparty, our subsequent original game soon after Oxenfree.
If it wasn’t apparent, our team’s mission these final couple years has been to let players inhabit their personal darkly comedic adventure. The game evokes the vibes of Bill & Ted, Superbad, and Beetlejuice, but as a playable bender via Hell’s weirdest districts.
To fulfil this guarantee, we required to develop a globe, mechanics, and story that frequently reinforced the dream of letting players star in their personal comedic romp. To that finish, right here are the essential inventive pillars we focused on even though generating Afterparty.
Playing as two besties
Very first, it was crucial to our crew that you embody not a single, but two characters by means of Afterparty’s leads, Milo and Lola. More than the course of your evening in Hell, you will discover the peaks and valleys of lengthy term friendship in approaches that haven’t been observed in games prior to.
Playing as a duo let our writers and designers discover not only the upside of lengthy term friendship, but the pitfalls of being aware of also a great deal about every single other. The game will spend close consideration to how you shape *your* Milo and Lola who you relate to additional, who’s plans you comply with via with, and in the end how you navigate the rewards and compromises of their friendship. By the finish of the game, their connection will be entirely formed by your alternatives.
A new vision of Hell’s denizens
Afterparty’s version of the afterlife draws from all religions, but is firmly rooted in reality. It was a blast building our personal set of guidelines, deviating from the familiar pitchforks and fire in most interpretations of Hell. Our dead individuals and demons have jobs, households, and argue more than the excellent parking spot like the rest of us. But they also throw Death Day parties for serial killers.
An unpredictably wild evening
Whereas our final game, Oxenfree, had a unifying dilemma that the complete cast was attempting to overcome, we wanted to make the circumstances in Afterparty reflect a a great deal bigger cast with their personal special complications.
Milo and Lola just come about to stumble via these moments on their personal journey, and the game is structured to really feel additional like a binge-worthy streaming Television series filled with an unpredictable cast.
Win more than the demonic band manager who brokers bargains in exchange for souls. Dance for the EDM DJ in the middle of the throbbing two story pile of limbs. Start out a fight through the reunion of a grown man with the demon that possessed his toys when he was a kid. Every single bar or street corner can lead to a different set of strange characters who can support Milo and Lola on their higher journey.
Points to do when you are dead
More than 30 drinks
In a game exactly where communication is a single of the player’s central skills, we wanted to let players customise how their characters would speak.
So to help them on their extraordinary quest, Milo and Lola are going to will need a small liquid courage. To that finish, we’ve made more than 30 drinks to get sauced on all through the game, every single offering a various kind of character increase.
Assume of it like equipping a weapon, but for your words… just about every bar has a handful of various drinks that, as soon as imbibed, give additional dialogue alternatives. Want to speak like a raging psycho? Order a International Extinction. Fancy some vaudevillian flair? Grab a Wonderful Exhibitionist. Do not even ask what a Jeffery Bomber does.
Close friends in low areas
Like the ideal nights out, it is about the buddies you make, ditch, or piss off along the way. We’ve structured Afterparty in a way that tries to reflect these bumpy nights, so based on who you interact with along the way, you will bump into a selection of people once more later in the game, numerous of whom may well grow to be important in your quest to take down Satan.
It wouldn’t be a evening on the town if you didn’t get a opportunity to compete in stupid games against the weirdos you meet. Beer pong, dance-offs, and shot stacking competitions will pop up when you least anticipate them, adding a different dimension to the story.
All of these style and story alternatives gave us the foundation to develop our weird underworld. We hope you will join Milo and Lola on their quest to escape Hell, or at least throw a handful of back with the dead, on 29th October.