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If you’re looking for something different, keep an eye out for Girl with a Heart of when it launches on Nov. 17. This unusual adventure, which is being dubbed an “interactive narrative” by its indie developer Bent Spoon Games, is the story of an eleven-year-old girl named Raven who must make a series of choices that will have life-altering consequences for the world.
Girl with a Heart of set in Underfoot, a subterranean city inhabited by the Dark race. Raven is separated from her parents during a vicious attack by an enemy race called the Light. As her city’s last defenses slowly crumble and her sense of normalcy is stripped away, Raven learns that she plays a critical role in this global conflict due to her unusual, artificial heart. Now she must learn to harness her newly acquired power.
The narrative progresses as Raven converses with the inhabitants of her multi-level city. During these conversations, the player is confronted with choices that influence other characters’ reactions and determine the flow of the story. The “correct” choices are not always straightforward; decisions that seem good can actually be detrimental and players must use rationality and logic to succeed. The unfolding narrative is accompanied by stylized graphics that depict a world where darkness, not light, is the primary life source.
“When you continuously try to improve yourself — and, by doing this, continuously get better at improving yourself — no boundary can hold you back. That’s what recursive self-improvement andGirl with a Heart ofare all about,” explained Alexei Andreev, the game’s developer and founder of Bent Spoon Games, in a press statement. “Once the player begins to understand how this works in the game, it almost feels like cheating — like an instant win. But it’s actually a prelude to the hardest decision you’ll have to make.”
Girl with a Heart ofwill be sold via digital distribution for $5.99 on desktop platforms (PC, Mac) and $2.99 on mobile platforms (iOS, Android).