(Thank you very much for your votes!)
“Where does it hurt John?”
The Piano is a third-person singleplayer adventure game set in Paris in the late 1940’s.
After the murders of his formerly famous brothers, John Barnerway, a failed pianist,
tries to solve the mystery behind their deaths while he himself struggles with his mental illness and the accusations by the people and press.
In this story-driven mystery game, you explore sceneries of his present and past while you try to collect his memories of his family and fight the monsters who wander his subconciousness. Guided by his psychiastrist you navigate John through the depths of his mind and witness the pain and the beauty in his life.
Find each missing piece of his broken mind and help John to restore truth and justice.
– A Noir-inspired athmosphere
– Use your madness to find your way through the maze of his mind
– Solve puzzles to enter deeper layers of John’s subconscious
– Defend yourself against the creatures that protect the hidden and forgotten pieces of his past
– Connect clues to put together the truth behind the case
– Unlock new abilities to alter the memories he is strolling
Let’s deal with the elephant in the room right away: The Piano didn’t come out in January as planned. I want to be transparent with you about the reasons for this, which relate to several unfortunate events toward the tail end of 2016. After the death of a close family member, and a difficult medical diagnosis for my partner, which led to her being hospitalised for two months, I found it hard to focus on finishing the game. My intention was to crunch through and wrap up the project, but things didn’t pan out the way I hoped. Ultimately I had to take on more web design work to support myself, my partner and my dog. During this time we also identified some things we weren’t 100% happy with in the game. We re-wrote part of the script, which meant we’d have to get our voice actors back into the studio – something that couldn’t be arranged within the timeframe. So we’ve had to take the difficult, and admittedly very last-minute, decision to delay. We’re sorry to keep you waiting. We also don’t want to commit to a new date, only to struggle to meet that too. But the game will be published in the near future, and I’ll make sure you’re kept abreast of developments. As I write we have just begun our final testing phase of the game (albeit without final VOs). There are a few minor bugs that we are ironing out, and we’d like to take the opportunity to improve certain areas of the game that we weren’t quite happy with. We’re taking this as a blessing in disguise, and that we can make The Piano as good as it possibly can be. Stay tuned – more updates will follow soon. And thanks for your patience.
We are greenlit! Thank you guys so much for your support! We never thought this would happen so fast! We appreciate every single vote from you.
I posted my first game to Steam Greenlight. Some advice?
Hi everyone! After years of work - I can finally announce that "The Piano" is now on Steam Greenlight! Link in article!
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