14 August 2019 – The upcoming digital travel experience “Wanderlust: Travel Stories” will now release Thursday 26th September for PC via Steam, publisher Walkabout Games today announced.
Combining their seasoned knowledge of narrative design and their love of travel, ex-Witcher developers Artur Ganszyniec and Jacek Brzeziński are collaborating on this story-driven exploration game that sees players accompany a diverse group of travellers on the journeys that changed their lives.
Regarding the change, co-founder Brzeziński said – “After many discussions with our publisher, in order to deliver the quality expected by both players and us, we feel that we need a little bit more time to polish the game and make it a perfect digital travel experience. We apologize for the small delay.”
With the added time-frame, developer Different Tales will be rigorously testing the interactive narrative system of Wanderlust, as well as ensuring the game will run as intended on both PC & Mac, as well as iOS.
When reflecting on Wanderlust’s announcement, Ganszyniec said – “As we started presenting Wanderlust Travel Stories, we noticed that it was very received also by people who do not think of themselves as gamers.
This might be a sign that interactive media can find their way into the mainstream culture, becoming in time just another way of telling stories about common human experiences.
We hope that by experiencing the stories told by Wanderlust, by seeing the world from another point of view.”
Wanderlust: Travel Stories will release on September 26th on PC & Mac via Steam, and will also be available on iOS.
About Wanderlust: Travel Stories
In a small bistro in Hanga Roa, five everyday explorers swap stories. As each begin their tale, you step into their shoes and join them on their journey. Pack their bags, manage their expenses and look after their mental and physical health as you explore real-world locations, gorgeously illustrated with bespoke photography.
– Diverse, grounded and relatable storytelling – authentic stories inspired by real people
– Experience the emotive genre of ‘slow gaming’
– Original, bespoke photography of featured locations captured by the creators themselves
– 12+ hours of playtime on release
– 300,000+ word-long adventure
About Different Tales
Different Tales is a storytelling studio exploring the idea of slow gaming.
Over the last dozen years, Different Tales have worked on fantasy franchises with a cult following, mobile games for the mass market, failed artistic experiments, critically acclaimed products about killing people, prototypes that just didn’t work out, and suffered the ups and downs leading to the inevitable burnout—the whole package of the fast-paced game industry.
Now, they are ready to tell other stories. Stories rooted in the common human experience. Stories that you discover at your own pace. Stories with the potential to bring about change.
Co-founded by The Witcher head story designer Artur Ganszyniec and project lead Jacek Brzeziński (The Witcher, Hitman, Dying Light), the studio is currently finishing work on Wanderlust: Travel Stories, its debut game.
Walkabout is a Polish-based publisher of aspiring independent game studios.
It’s all about producing great gaming experiences. The developers who collaborate with Walkabout retain full creative freedom while being provided with tools, education, mentoring by the industry’s top specialists, as well as financial and legal support necessary to bring their games to life.
Walkabout supports ambitious projects – ones that aim to evoke the kind of amazement that they love video games for.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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