Stay is part abduction thriller, part Tamagotchi; coming out in March
19 Jan, 2018
Stay is a real-time adventure game where you must provide company to an abducted man and help him escape. It even logs the time you spend not playing it.
Stay is an upcoming adventure game with a rather unique twist. It logs the amount of time you play the game, and also the amount of time you don’t play the game. Given that the game is a thriller about a man abducted and trapped in a room, you can imagine how not playing the game could cause some untoward consequences.
Interestingly, you do not play as Quinn, the trapped man. Instead, the game has you playing as a kind of ‘sidekick’ by having you contact Quinn via an Internet-connected computer. Quinn needs you company desperately to stay sane and devise an escape plan, and your conversation choices will have an effect on what he does to escape his predicament. The game takes place in real-time, however, which means that even when you don’t play the game, Quinn is ‘alive’. The longer he goes without your company, the more his situation will deteriorate.
The game is being developed in Barcelona, Spain at Appnormals Team, and the developers have penned a post on Xbox Wire detailing their inspirations for the game. The conversation and choice aspects of the game were inspired by choose-your-own-adventure books, while the idea of having a real-time character was inspired by Tamagotchi toys. The devs also really want to focus on empathy and patience with this game.
According to the game’s Steam page, the game is set to launch on 30th March. The Xbox One version of the game does not currently have a release date.
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