Sunset is a game that has been making waves ever since it received 270% of its goal on Kickstarter last year. The imaginative title, which is from Belgian development duo Tale of Tales (who were also behind the fabulously sensual Luxuria Superbia) puts players in the shoes of Angela Burnes, an American who gets trapped in a fictional South American country as a revolution starts to snowball.
Because a girl’s gotta eat, Angela gets a job as a housekeeper, clearing up the messes of one Gabriel Ortega. She shows up for one hour every week, before sunset, and does her cleaning thing. But will she just get on with her job or will she uncover Ortega’s secrets, his place in the revolution and watch as the country’s people try to overthrow a militaristic dictator? That will be up to you.
Watch the Sunset launch trailer after the break.
Sunset Launch Trailer
Sunset is a game all about the story as although the fictional revolution in the game certainly isn’t peaceful, you shouldn’t expect to fight alongside rebels or leave the apartment at all, actually. Instead we’ll be able to experience war from a civilian’s viewpoint, which is something that war/revolution related games rarely offer us. Plus, Sunset is a game that you can’t win or lose and as it has a variety of different outcomes and things to uncover, its story is massively replayable too.
Michaël Samyn, one half of Tale of Tales, says that the Sunset launch trailer does a pretty great job at capturing this narrative:
“We secretly call the trailer ‘Sunset, the movie. Kert Gartner [who created the launch trailer] has captured the spirit of our story and the essence of Angela’s situation very well. Whenever I get anxious about how our game will be received when it is launched on Thursday, I look at the trailer and feel confident again: that’s a game I really want to play!”
As mentioned, Sunset will be out later this week so if you want to get the game with a pre-order discount then you can get it from Humble for $14.99 (€12.99/£9.99). The full retail price will be $19.99 (€17.99/£14.99).
Sunset will be released on PC, Mac and Linux on May 21, 2015.