Today, San Francisco-based developer Dim Bulb Games released a new trailer for its upcoming PC and Mac game: Where the Water Tastes Like Wine.
For those that don’t know: Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a “game about traveling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny.” Uniquely, the game combines 2D visuals with a 3D overworld map of the US. In the game, players wander this map of the United States — and through a century of history — meet a variety of people, each with their own stories to tell.
More specifically players will come across 16 different personalities, each which will be handled by a different writer. Some of the writers include Jolie Menzel, narrative designer for South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Emily Short, and Austin Walker of Waypoint. Below you can view the full list:
- Demian DinéYazhi
- Emily Short
- Matthew S. Burns
- Stuart Arias
- Jolie Menzel
- Austin Walker
- Leigh Alexander
- Sydney Meeker
- Anne Toole
- Claris Cyarron
- Gita Jackson
- Johnnemann Nordhagen
Notably, the last writer listed is Johnnemann Nordhagen, who is the creative director of Dim Bulb Games, and who was previously tied to projects like Gone Home and Bioshock 2: Minerva’s Den.
According to Dim Bulb Games, the game is inspired by folk tales and folk music of America, and is notably the first project of the studio. The following features list is provided:
- A variety of folk tales and personal stories to encounter, told by characters from all over America
- Beautiful combination of 3D overworld and 2D illustration in its own unique style
- Stories by a wide selection of excellent writers
- An emerging fantastical, psychedelic, surreal, and creepy tinge as the game continues
Where the Water Tastes like Wine is currently slated to release for PC and Mac sometime in 2017. Additionally, the game’s presskit page lists an “other” platform as “TBA.” Whether this is a planned mobile release or console release, is unknown.
Below, you can check out the new trailer: