Convict Games has announced their plans to release their debut interactive story STONE on Xbox One next week, on December 11th for $14,99 USD / 14,99 € / 1,750 ¥ / £12,49 / $18,95 AUD.
Stone is a stoner noir adventure story game that follows a koala private investigator as he pieces together his fragmented memory of the debaucherous night before. To make things worst, he realized that his chookie Alex is nowhere to be found.
The game unfolds as an interactive adventure game story featuring an eccentric cast of anthropomorphic characters and no frustratingly flow-killing esoteric puzzles. Stone takes players through bars, clubs, theaters; just to name a few. Players can take a hard ass or softer approach as they interrogate a bevy of talking animals.
Here’s what Gregory Louden, Chief Convict, writer, director had to say:
“STONE is an interactive story I’ve always wanted to tell and play. I wrote, direct, programmed, funded and produced the entire project, and it feels incredibly liberating to break free and to release STONE completely independently.”
“STONE may not be for everyone, but we hope it’s wild, artistic nature, and Australian influences resonate with those craving a narrative unafraid to ‘go there. For STONE, we’ve been tapping into the influential works of counterculture icons including Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson and Thomas Pynchon, classic stoner noir films such as The Big Lebowski and Inherent Vice, and other narrative-driven games including Firewatch and Grim Fandango.”
“Xbox One players can finally play our Aussie Stoner noir. It’s perfect for the couch and is absolutely stunning to see it on the big screen!. Our goal at Convict is to tell high impact and alternative stories that fuse cinema, music, art, tv and the best aspects of video game and cinematic storytelling”
If you want a glimpse of the game’s eclectic soundtrack, head on over to Soundcloud.