Three stories. A series of VHS tapes. Mistery and low-poly.
Paratopic, a surreal first person experience that presents three different stories, VHS tapes and a low-poly aesthetic, releases tomorrow on PC. The game is already being showcased in itch.io, and anyone who suscribes to the mailing list wil receive a song from the soundtrack for free.
Update: according to the developers, the price will be “around 5$ and $6”.
My first approach with Paratopic was, to say the least, odd as hell. Screenshots didn’t give away too many details, and back in the day, there even wasn’t a name for the project. All we had was an intriguing, low-poly packed game with no clues aside from small teasers every now and then.
One day, the developers decided to share a gif to interrupt this routine: a woman, staring at the player’s camera, ripped her face’s apart from inside out a la Alien only to reveal a smaller version of herself. It was terrifying.
It has been stated that this woman is just one of the many characters you’ll meet in the game. But, aside from some series of tweets from each developer, there’s nothing but the following info for Paratopic: “A surreal, grainy fever dream into the evening. An assassin prepares for her kill, a man is strong armed into smuggling contraband VHS tapes over the border and young girl finds the rusted remnants of illicit industry deep in the forest…”
The game is being developed by Doc Burford (Game One), Jess (Tangiers) and Chris Brown (Lazarus Studio). Make sure to visit the itch.io page for more information and give them a follow on Twitter for the latest news on both Paratopic and their side projects.
One last thing: it’s advised that you don’t watch the tapes. Don’t ask me, though, as I have yet to find out what the hell have they stored in those. Thankfully, the wait is almost over.