Yesterday, developer Culture Shock Games announced that its first-person narrative driven game, We Are Chicago, is set to launch on PC, Mac, and Linux on February 9, 2017 at the price point of $14.99 USD. To celebrate this announcement, the developer also released a new trailer.
For those that don’t know: We Are Chicago is a game that strives to portray the harsh realities associated with growing up on the south and west side of Chicago, Illinois. Here’s a full overview, courtesy of Culture Shock Games:
We Are Chicago is a 3D narrative-driven adventure game throws players into the life of Aaron who is only a week away from his high school graduation when suddenly his best friend Robert has stopped showing up to school.
As Aaron’s world is unraveling around him, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for him to protect his family and loved ones among all the turmoil facing the neighborhood.
Players will need to uncover what’s going on, who Aaron’s real friends are, and who they can trust while relying on the community around them to help. They’ll explore Aaron’s life and relationships to find out the truth and uncover what really matters.
The game utilizes a myriad of in-depth first person interviews that interwoven into the game’s story, aka players more often than not will be exploring different parts of the local neighborhood, interacting with NPCs via choosing dialogue choices. The developer adds:
We have worked tirelessly to understand and accurately portray the nuances of the characters’ relationships and struggles while bringing them to life in an interactive gameplay experience.
A portion of sales of We Are Chicago will be donated to the non-profit organizations All Stars Project of Chicago and Reclaim Our Kids. Below, you can watch the game’s new trailer: