Last year, we called Thralled ‘the future of video game storytelling‘. Instead of the game-y approaches of titles like Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, which aimed to teach us about slavery via the medium of mini-games, side quests and collectibles, Thralled is a heartbreaking tale of what being a slave was probably like.
The game follows a runaway slave named Isaura as she escapes with her baby, hoping to avoid the torture and abuse that had befallen so many slaves before her. She’s risking it all for freedom and it’s down to the player to help her achieve it. Thralled has a strong premise then, but the only downside is that it was exclusive to OUYA, the Android-powered microconsole.
But after missing its initial 2014 release window, Thralled has now been announced for PC and Mac.