GameStop’s publishing arm, GameTrust, and Madrid-based developer Tequila Works — the team behind Rime and The Sexy Brutale — are poised to released their new non-linear murder mystery game, The Invisible Hours, for the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, and HTC Vive on October 10, 2017.
The Invisible Hours is described as a complex murder mystery where players freely explore an intricate web of interwoven stories within a sprawling mansion. Inspired by classic murder mysteries, such as Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige and Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, it also draws influence from the real-life rivalry between iconic inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.
The game kicks off when a group of strangers receive a “curious invitation” from Tesla, offering each a chance to make amends for their darkest wrongdoings. When the posse of the guests arrives at Tesla’s isolated mansion laboratory, they find him dead — murdered. Disgraced and revolted, Swedish detective, Gustaf Gustav, vows to find the killer amongst the other guests: a convicted murderer, a blind butler, the world’s most famous actress, Tesla’s former assistant, the son of a wealthy railroad magnate, and of course, Thomas Edison himself.
As you explore the mansion looking for clues and try to piece together the mystery, all seven suspects’ stories unfold simultaneously, in real-time. Depending on where you spend your time, the story will play out differently.
The Invisible Hours will cost $29.99 USD when it launches, and be available digitally and at retail via GameStop.
Additionally, a new behind-the-scenes like video focusing on the character of Thomas Edison, who is coming fresh off creating the Phonograph, an invention he stole and is desperate to hide, and to which he thinks Tesla is aware of given his enigmatic invitation.
You can check out the new video below. Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out the game’s latest trailer.