In 2012, Benjamin Rivers kept his debut horror adventure close to home, but for his next production he is switching gears and setting his sights a little farther out. Today the Canadian developer announced Alone With You, a "sci-fi game for people who love adventure, exploring and maybe even a little romance", coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 and Vita.
Players control the gender-neutral, "sole remaining member of a doomed terraforming colony. Your planet will crumble and implode in less than a month, and you must use your remaining time to try to escape. The catch? There is only one escape pod left, and it isn’t functioning. Even worse, the only people who specialized in its systems are all dead from the colony’s mysterious failure." Fortunately, as the title suggests, you're not entirely alone, as you're still accompanied by the installation's artificial intelligence. By working cooperatively and "piecing together information scattered across the mysterious planet, you will unlock clues to help you fix the sole escape pod before it's too late."
Like Home, Alone With You is a narrative-driven pixel art adventure, but unlike its predecessor, which was steeped in nerve-wracking isolation, this game will require "constant communication with the ever-present A.I." in order to progress. In fact, as the two of you work together to uncover information about your deceased colleagues, you may "even fall in love along the way."
There is no firm release set for Alone With You, but the game is due for release sometime in 2015 on PS4 and Vita. In the meantime, you can follow the game at the official website.