School may be out for summer, but it's already time to look ahead to Life in the Dorms, a new adventure announced for Xbox LIVE Arcade due later this year.
A comic adventure from indie Australian studio Moment Games, Life in the Dorms casts players in the role of paranoid freshman Dack Peeples in his first few days at college. Dack has to contend with all the usual school activities – you know, "attending orientation, meeting his roommate for the very first time... hunting down serial killers and kidnappers, performing open surgery…and discovering the many surprising uses for ramen noodles."
Although "crafted in the spirit of classic adventure games", Life in the Dorms promises to introduce one unique feature inspired by social media. After getting himself a smart phone, Dack will "be able to 'Flitter' to his followers about his environment, the people around him, and even things in his inventory—in fact, he'll have to, in order to solve many of the game's challenging puzzles."
No firm release date has yet been announced for Life in the Dorms, but it's expected to launch exclusively on the Xbox LIVE Indie Games channel before year end. For more details about the game in the coming months, keep an eye on the official website.