The team behind Gone Home — one of the ‘walking simulator’ genre’s most talked about titles — just announced its next project at tonight’s Game Awards. It’s called Open Roads, and will take the form of a mother-daughter road trip adventure.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about this project is who it’ll star. By that we mean Kaitlin Denver (Last Man Standing, Booksmart, Monsterland) and Keri Russel (Felicity, The Americans).
In Open Roads, players will experience the story as 16-year-old Tess Devine, on a road trip with her mother, Opal, to discover what has been left behind in evocative places forgotten to time. Together, they’ll explore a series of long-abandoned family properties, unearthing a mystery much darker than either of them imagined. Opal and Tess’s relationship has never been easy; in their search they’ll discover not just the truth they’ve been seeking, but each other. Kaitlyn Dever voices the role of Tess, and Keri Russell voices the role of her mother, Opal.
Open Roads features a groundbreaking art style, melding detailed first-person environments with beautifully hand-animated characters, bringing the adventure to life. Players will bask in classic road trip vibes, chilling in the car en route to the next destination, fiddling with the radio and chatting with Tess’ mom, Opal. Open Roads utilizes a unique and engaging interactive dialogue system that moves the narrative along, exposing character flaws, secrets, and buried truths.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Keri Russell and Kaitlyn Dever lend their talents to Open Roads,” said Fullbright co-founder and Open Roads director, Steve Gaynor. “The characters of Opal and Tess are the heart of this game, and it’s such an honor to have Keri and Kaitlyn bring that relationship to life.”
Expect to be able to play Open Roads on your PC or console(s) come 2021.