The Novelist (Orthogonal Games)

The Novelist asks one central question: Can you achieve your dreams without pushing away the people you love? Dan Kaplan is a novelist struggling to write the most important book of his career while trying to be the best husband and father he can be. The Kaplans have come to a remote coastal home for the summer, unaware that they’re sharing the house with a mysterious ghostly presence: you. Read the family’s thoughts. Explore their memories. Uncover their desires and intervene in their lives. But stay out of sight; you can’t help the Kaplans if they know there’s a ghost in the house.

At Indie Press Day journalists will be able to play through an entire chapter of The Novelist, experiencing its stealth gameplay, unique player movement, and story mechanics.

Game Details

Genre: Narrative
PC, Mac
Release timeframe: Summer 2013
Price: $19.99 at launch, currently $14.99 for preorder
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Press Assets

Screenshots: Download zip file
Trailer: YouTube
Logo: PNG format
Additional assets: Press Kit

About Orthogonal Games

Orthogonal Games is an independent, self-funded game studio founded by Kent Hudson in San Francisco. A veteran of the game industry with over a decade of experience, Hudson worked as a primary developer on Deus Ex: Invisible War and BioShock 2. After Ion Storm he served as the creative director on an unannounced project at Midway Austin, then moved to 2K Marin, where he worked as a senior designer on BioShock 2 and a lead on the upcoming The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. After a brief stint at LucasArts he quit his job to pursue independent development while consulting on BioShock: Infinite, Dishonored, and other titles. The Novelist is Orthogonal Games’ first project.

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