“See, this island’s pretty cool right?” oh Alex, my sweet, innocent child. That’s how it always starts; you’re lured in by the photo-friendly views and the next minute you’re picking ectoplasm off of the soles of your Converse. In Night School Studio’s debut title Oxenfree, things are no different. You play as a teenager named Alex as she brings her new stepbrother Jonas to Edwards Island to hang out with a bunch of her friends as part of a longstanding high school tradition.
As expected, things go belly up pretty sharpish when the group accidentally opens a ghostly rift. It’s early days for the game yet, having only just been announced, but it certainly looks charming and it’s being made by ex-Telltale Games and Disney devs, so it’s certainly in the right hands. More on Oxenfree after the break.