It’s been a while since I’ve been able to look at a Crunching Koalas title. However, this Polish publishing house is renowned for some incredible and touching games. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, Darkwood, and This War of Mine are just a few they’ve been involved with. Therefore, when news about The Gap landed in my inbox, I got very giddy, indeed.
If this latest title is anything like the others they’ve worked on, we’re in for a treat. Yesterday, at the Future Games Show, a new trailer had its exclusive world premiere. Below, you can witness a snippet of what to expect.
What’s The Gap about?
Developed by LABEL THIS Studio and published by Crunching Koalas, this is a dark and ominous sci-fi journey. What’s more, it covers some tough subjects and has images that are intended for a mature audience. Consequently, I can’t wait to see how the plot unfolds and the lengths the developers will go to.
The Gap follows Joshua Hayes and his struggles in life. His family is inflicted by a rare illness that eats away at your mind. As such, your sanity and memories are stripped, and your identity begins to vanish. However, while Joshua attempts to unravel the mystery, he must delve into his psyche to explore his memories and salvage his life.
Though there will be a glimpse of puzzles and problem solving, the gameplay focuses on its narrative and melancholy atmosphere. Furthermore, there are cryptic messages to locate that offer an insight into each vision. I expect the action to be slow and contemplative, with surreal surroundings and a high degree of unnerving moments. What’s more, the characters will be secretive and aloof to enhance the mysterious nature of the plot.
With such a fine pedigree, I’m certain that The Gap will deliver on every promise. It’ll be available on PC (Steam), Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5. If this announcement has tickled your fancy, more information can be found here!
(More information on Crunching Koalas can be found here!)