North Star Rising is a Serialized Audiobook by Thomas Was Alone Creators
Starring Rahul Kohli and Samantha Beart, North Star Rising is a weekly six-part audiobook series by Bithell Games, the creators of Thomas Was Alone.
Mike Bithell, game director and writer of Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular, revealed an unexpected new project. North Star Rising is a serialized audiobook and the first episode is available now.
Two humans find themselves on a space adventure in this six part audiobook, from the writer of Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular.#northstarrisinghttps://t.co/dCnp4IJyHU pic.twitter.com/6nddTFtIlf
— Mike Bithell (@mikeBithell) April 16, 2020
According to a tweet from Bithell, North Star Rising is a story about “humanity and friendship” where two humans go on a space adventure. Samantha Béart, Rahul Kohli, Jayce Diaz, and Scroobius Pip will be lending their voices to the six-part audiobook. Audio engineering is handled by Chris Randle, while music is provided by Austin Wintory. Additionally, Alexander Sliwinski is attached as an executive producer on the series.
Bithell also mentions their next game is “a ways out.” Instead, the folks at Bithell Games wanted to create “optimistic ongoing entertainment,” especially with the current state of the world. North Star Rising is made for a wider audience and is family-friendly, so everyone can give it a listen. The first episode is available now on podcast apps, such as Spotify. You can also go to the official website to give it a listen. Episodes will release on a weekly basis, so, you can expect the next to release next Thursday.
Personally, I’ve loved just about every story Mike Bithell has told. I haven’t played Volume or John Wick Hex, but Thomas Was Alone, Subsurface Circular, and Quarantine Circular are among some of my favorite video game stories. The writing is just incredibly clever and funny. With Subsurface and Quarantine Circular being great narrative-driven experience, I assume the same will be said of North Star Rising. I’ll definitely be tuning in weekly to listen to this space adventure.
Bithell’s last release was 2019’s John Wick Hex. You can check out our review where Staff Writer Tanner Pierce said, “John Wick Hex is a great game, plain and simple. The gameplay is incredibly tight, fluid, and fast-paced, while still being slow and methodical like a strategy game.”