After a successful Steam Next Fest, Patrones & Escondites has been sharing bits and pieces of information about their next project "Delete After Reading" on Steam. On their latest dev diaries, players can take a look at how the game has been designed. The studio behind the critically acclaimed Unmemory wanted to create a more accessible title, with simpler puzzles and a shorter story. The studio has also revealed how they approach the design process, trying to strike a balance between plot and puzzles as Delete After Reading is a game that you can read and a book you can play.
If you can take a look at the main characters, the studio has just shared information about Nina, a 103-year-old ghost girl. And more information will be shared during the coming weeks! Delete After Reading will be released later this year on Steam and mobile platforms and you can check its gameplay trailer below.
ABOUT THE GAME
It was one of the worst days of your life, but everything seemed to change when you found a strange device that contained a mysterious file named Delete After Reading. Obviously, curiosity beat you and that's how you ended up here: joining a group of kids on an adventure to sneak into the mansion of one of the planet's wealthiest men with one goal: to rescue the one and only copy of The Curse of Penguin Island, one of the most influential games of all time. But there's a twist to this story, as Destiny lurks in the shadows to ensure that the world functions properly. The only way to beat it? You need to carefully hide your plans so, remember how important it is to delete after reading.
Similar to Unmemory, Delete After Reading is a game that blends different genres -- a text-based adventure with puzzles and escape room mechanics where players will have to solve different situations to move forward in a 5-chapter adventure. The gameplay is centered around the texts, so players will have to carefully read them to find clues and hints to solve every puzzle along the way. The game also aims to teach its players the importance of shaping your own destiny while knowing that, for every action, there are consequences that can't be undone.
- A puzzle text-based narrative adventure. Find clues hidden in the text to solve some clever puzzles and move forward along 5 chapters of an adventure fun story
- Experience an engaging storytelling experience that blends escape room mechanics, puzzles, audio and narrative in a way that will make you feel like a character inside the story
- Enjoy eye-candy visuals with adorable and roguish cartoons and crazy and weird devices. A stylish, modern layout that invites you to read while feeding your imagination
- Let your ears feast with real voices, effects from another galaxy, and disco music. All together in the same cocktail. Better than piña colada
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ABOUT PATRONES & ESCONDITESBeto and Dani are the people behind Patrones & Escondites, an indie studio located in Barcelona. The studio's name reflects two ideas: Patrones (Patterns) because, as Ralph Koster wrote, games are all about mastering patterns, and Escondites (Hideouts) because hide-and-seek is probably on of the first games they remember playing. Patrones & Escondites aims to create unique projects that have a story to tell by blending gameplay, narrative, and eye candy aesthetics. His debut title, the award-winning Unmemory, was released on Steam, iOS and Android on 2020.