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Award-winning mobile game Florence is coming to PC

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Florence, released in February 2018 for iOS devices and shortly thereafter for Android, is a 20-chapter story of Florence Yeoh, a young cellist living a routine life who meets and falls for a street performer named Krish. It wasn't a huge seller—director Ken Wong told Game Informer in 2019 that sales were "okay"—but it was a major critical hit, winning "best mobile game" titles at The Game Awards, DICE Awards, GDC Awards, and BAFTAs, among others.

Next week, Florence's tale of "the spectacular and bleak moments of her very first love" will come to PC via Steam and GOG. It's a linear experience, and not very long—the Steam listing puts it at around 30 minutes, with gameplay including light puzzles and minigames that reflect or reveal Florence's thoughts and actions. But the story's the thing: Publisher Annapurna Interactive described it as "short, but deeply meaningful."

Florence will sell for $6 on PC (the price isn't currently listed on Steam but Annapurna confirmed it in the announcement), and will include the outstanding soundtrack that you can get a listen to on Spotify. (Do note that the track titles kind of blow the narrative arc, so if you're really invested in an unspoiled experience you'll want to stay away from that.) You can find out more about Florence at florencegame.com.

Keep up with all of 2020's upcoming releases on our list of games of 2020.

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.