Narrative puzzle platformer Evan’s Remains is coming to PC and consoles on June 11. The game combines puzzle solving with visual novel-style storytelling.
Evan’s Remains is being developed by Argentina-based developer Matías Schmied. The game was first announced as a Kickstarter back in 2019 and was able to raise over $12 thousand.
The game revolves around the mysterious disappearance of a young boy named Evan. You play as Dysis, who receives a letter from Evan to come to find him on an uninhabited island.
Throughout the game, you will solve the different puzzles to try and uncover what happened to Evan. The narrative follows Dysis and the other characters she meets on her journey.
As you explore the island, you will come across several logic puzzles. You will have to think and platform through them to advance through the game.
While the gameplay does seem simple in terms of platforming, the puzzles will become more complex over time.
The story of the game is done in the classic visual novel-style that has gained a lot of popularity in the independent game community. For example, one game to take on the visual novel storytelling is barista simulator Coffee Talk.
According to the game’s website, the story proposes an “intricate narrative that creates more questions than answers.”
Evan’s Remains Combines Puzzle Platforming with Visual Novel Storytelling
The art for the game is done in a nicely done pixel art style, which is quite impressive given that the art is done by a solo developer. Even though the pixel-art 2D platformer has been a constant in the indie space, the way the art moves on-screen looks quite unique versus other games of that style.
Evan’s Remains is coming to Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It will launch on June 11 for $6.99.
To learn more about Evan’s Remains, go to whitethorndigital.com.