Fans of solitary, puzzle-centric adventures can finally prepare themselves for a little bit of utopia next year, as a small European studio called Wax Lyrical Games has announced production on its debut title, Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok.
Wittard sends players into a small indoor city called 'The Utopia'. A "pleasure dome" designed by the eccentric architect Baron Wittard, the city was due for its grand opening two years ago, but "that event never happened. A chain of mysterious events has now left the Utopia abandoned and silent. People have gone missing. Electromagnetic disturbances are increasing. These happenings all point to Wittard's desolate Utopia. Armed with only a camera and a torch, you must journey there alone to explore its winding corridors, its secret passageways, and its gloomy halls."
In this first-person "adventure-puzzle" game with 360-degree camera panning, players must explore the lonely remains of the once-impressive city in order to expose a terrible secret the local townsfolk claim was kept by Wittard himself. The developers are promising non-linear gameplay in this "massive and mysterious ruin in the middle of nowhere" that players can explore at leisure.
Though Wax Lyrical has no firm distribution plans in place, they do intend to release the game both on disc and through digital distribution, and are currently targeting completion some time in the first quarter of next year. For more details about the game in the meantime, pop on over to the official website.