Silence, Daedalic's post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure game and quiet follow-up To Whispered World, is out on November 15. To save you the trouble of checking your calendar, that's Tuesday next week, so not too long to go until we can check out this handsome point-and-click, which mixes 2D, illustrated art with 3D models in a fascinating way.
Actually, we don't have to wait at all, given that a demo has just popped up on Steam. While you wait for that to download, have a gander at the 'release' trailer:
What's Silence all about? Let's let the Steam Store page fill us in:
"War rages on. During an air raid, 16 year old Noah and his little sister Renie seek shelter in a bunker. There, not only are they protected from the deadly bombardment, but are also at the crossroads of a world between life and death: Silence. When Noah’s sister gets lost in Silence, he is forced to venture into this idyllic yet threatening world to find her.
"Silence, however, bears its own scars of war and suffering. Dark creatures haunt towns and cities and ravage this once serene place between worlds. Only a small band of rebels stands against the looming menace. Now it is up to the siblings to save Silence and its fantastic inhabitants from impending doom and thus also save their own lives."
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Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.