(Reuters) Oxford, United Kingdom – According to an announcement made by Atreyu Games today, the company has revealed the release of the Cinema Rosa on Steam, a classic adventure game on PC, set in a haunted cinema and inspired by the Stanley Parable, Gone Home and the Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Atreyu Games aims to bring powerful emotional storytelling to the PC gaming audience through the use of first-person narrative-driven adventure, cinematic cut scenes and dynamic, interactive game art.
In the words of Josh Krook, Director of Atreyu Games: “We wanted to give PC players the chance to explore the Golden Age of Hollywood, getting lost in an abandoned cinema, haunted by ghosts and memories. As you solve puzzles, you will begin to uncover the history of the cinema. The game world will become dynamic and changeable. Each room can be rebuilt and restored, giving you unprecedented control over the game’s environment. It’s a truly cinematic experience.” He further added, “We’ve aimed to use puzzles that are engaging and thought-provoking. As you solve puzzles, the rooms around you will come alive, returning to their former glory.”
Atmosphere and 3D Level Art
One of the main features of the Cinema Rosa is its unique setting, inspired by similar games like Bioshock, the game is set in an art deco, 1920s, 30s era cinema, harking back to the Jazz Age of Great Gatsby fame. An essential part of The Cinema Rosa is the exploration of narrative through dream sequences. Each dream sequence reveals something haunting and mysterious about the cinema’s past. Uncover stories of ghosts, fires and emotional turmoil to find out once and for all what happened to this old cinema to leave it in ruin.
In the words of Aaron Potter from gaming news site Rock Paper Shotgun, “The Cinema Rosa certainly makes quite an impression. Beginning outside, raindrops fill the darkened street as a thunderstorm crackles, backed up only by a noir-esque internal narration. The dissonant vibe of the lost roaring 20s and slightly-less-roaring 30s is immediately set.”
Story and Gameplay Features:
The Cinema Rosa was designed with story in front-of-mind. The game allows the player to uncover the history of two lovers who bought the cinema as a passion project before things went downhill. Follow the story of their relationship as it unfolds alongside the story of the cinema’s decline, the two stories working as parallel narratives. The game explores themes of loss, romance, nostalgia and regret, aiming to take the player on an emotional journey through the psychological effects of a relationship.
Pricing and Availability
The Cinema Rosa is available for purchase on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1049140/The_Cinema_Rosa/ and other retailers. The price of the game starts at $19.99.
About Atreyu Games
Atreyu Games is a company founded in Sydney, Australia. Their aim is to make fun, engaging games that have both a message and entertainment value. Their team has worked on various titles on PC and mobile, including Troy: Divine Playground, Age of Chivalry (Now Chivalry: Medieval Warfare) and Them & Us. The company is known for producing high-quality video games on PC with engaging stories. The company’s business model is based on creativity and its innovation has been established earlier with the launch of Twelve Absent Men on itch.io, the company is known to produce high-quality games for audiences worldwide.
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