Italian developer One O One Games and META Publishing have revealed their upcoming psychological thriller, Aftermath, for PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5, via an exclusive 2-minute teaser below.
Source: META Publishing
The game follows Charlie Gray, a former European astronaut, as she struggles through the remnants of society, in search of her daughter. Driven by its gut-wrenching narrative, Aftermath delves deeply into philosophy and psychology, drawing from the One O One team’s previous experience from games like “The Suicide of Rachel Foster”.
Players will find themselves in new territory when it comes to systems like crafting and combat, things that they will need to get familiar with fast if they are to survive against the threat occupying the world – and hunting them down. This otherworldly threat is born from the mind of Italian visual arts master, Alessandro Bavari, the creator behind works like Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant and Suspiria. Players will be forced to think outside of the box when it comes to survival.
With an original soundtrack featuring music from the likes of UNKLE and Planet Funk, every facet of the game’s creation aims to draw players into the hellish, desolate world of Aftermath.
“We’re extremely excited to be sharing this news with the world today – “The team at One O One have created an incredibly layered character in Charlie, the protagonist of the game. She was at the top of the world before the event and even though the odds are stacked against her, she still finds the strength to overcome everything and focus on finding her daughter. The story and experience in Aftermath is truly something unique that we hope people will be talking about for years to come. The combination of visual style, story, soundtrack and gameplay creates a completely unique game that will appeal to a vast amount of gamers across the globe”.
Ilya Salamatov – CEO, META Publishing
Features as shared on Steam:
- A POWERFUL HUMAN STORY
What form does humanity take when faced with unimaginable events? Do we unite and become stronger, or do we fall apart? Does our past still shape us, or do we find strength in focusing on what could be? AFTERMATH delves deeply into philosophical, psychological and other questions that might get asked if we find ourselves in an impossible situation.
- UNIQUE VISUAL DESIGN
With stunning aesthetics created by the brilliant mind of enigmatic Italian visual arts master Alessandro Bavari, the artist behind the design of Ridley’s Scott Alien: Covenant and Suspiria.
- LIFE AND DEATH ARE A MYSTERY
Charlie is locked in a waking nightmare. What is happening and why is a core mystery that plagues Charlie’s every moment. If death isn’t the end, then what is?
- AN ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
AFTERMATH features a rich and varied soundtrack, featuring original work from artists such as UNKLE, Planet Funk and many more.
- FACE YOUR FOE
Charlie is being hunted by an unseen adversary. Unfold the mystery of this seemingly invincible “hunter” and use every facet of your arsenal to outwit them and survive. But what other forces could be lurking in the remains of the city and beyond? What fate has fallen humanity?
- STAY HEALTHY, STAY READY
Eating the right food, maintaining mental health and physical stamina keeps you one step ahead of your enemy, helping you stay alert and ready to outwit your opponents.
- REALISTIC CRAFTING
AFTERMATH uses Charlie’s engineering mind and scientific approach to create a new take on crafting, rather than a simple system. Observe and take notes of your surroundings to invent a blueprint and then find and combine the necessary parts to adapt and overcome.
- A FAMILIAR SETTING
Explore a detailed recreation of a city steeped in history, defragmented by the terrifying power of an ancient alien artifact, looming ominously above.
So how will you approach the AFTERMATH? Will you become prey, or will you overcome your physical and mental obstacles to become the hunter?
Will you become prey, or will you overcome your physical and mental obstacles to become the hunter?
— Aftermath (@101_Aftermath) December 2, 2021