You Must Build A Boat (opens in new tab) and 10,000,000 (opens in new tab) creator Luca Redwood revealed a new game today: Photographs, a five-part puzzle game built on branching, interwoven stories, with art by Octavi "Pixelshuh" Navarro (best known for Thimbleweed Park) and music by Ben Prunty (best known for FTL).
"Photograph's big secret is that it's not a puzzle game," the press kit (opens in new tab)says. "It's five puzzle games. The game is divided into five distinct stories, set in five different times and locations. A player will learn how to solve progressively difficult puzzles in one story, and then move to the next story which has completely different gameplay."
The varied puzzles on display in its announcement trailer are the most striking thing about Photographs considering Redwood's previous hits both iterated on the match-3 formula. The game's official site (opens in new tab) describes its connecting storyline as tragic and mysterious, which is also a significant departure from the zaniness of You Must Build A Boat and 10,000,000—though it's arguably in line with the social despair of Redwood's other game, Smarter Than You.
Photographs is scheduled to release on PC in 2018.