'Serene and evocative' narrative platformer Gris will be out in December

Gris, the narrative platformer about a young girl lost in a strange world of her own making, will be out on December 13. Publisher Devolver Digital revealed the release date today with a new trailer that showcases the game's quite stunning world.

Developed by Spanish indie outfit Nomada Studio, Gris is a "journey through sorrow" in a surreal world that will change as the lead character grows and comes to terms with a painful experience, enabling her to see her surroundings in a different way. It promises an exploration experience "free of danger, frustration, or death," although players who enjoy more conventional platforming will be able to take on "optional skill-based challenges [that] will reveal themselves as more of Gris’s world becomes accessible." 

Gris looks a little bit different than the usual Devolver thing, which includes games like Serious Sam, Shadow Warrior, Hotline Miami, Mother Russia Bleeds, and A Fistful of Gun. But it also looks like it could be really good for fans of artsy, non-infuriating platformers (which is very much me), and Devolver also published the philosophy-puzzler The Talos Principle—which was actually developed by Serious Sam studio Croteam.

Gris will be available for $15 on Steam. Find out more at nomada.studio.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.