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The Piano survival horror “could” see native port

the piano survival horror could see linux port in games beside windows

The Piano is the work of Mistaken Visions coming to Windows via Steam, but possibly Linux as well. Since we are eager to share some details about the indie game coming this Spring.

Five years in the making, The Piano fuses traditional survival horror. Which is also a noir-style murder mystery. Creating an unsettling and riveting indie adventure games. Feeding more of a personal story. So needless to say, we are eager for a Linux port.

Linux port:

“Unity gives us the option to easily create builds for Linux and Mac aswell. I am big Linux fan – so you can expect a Linux build from my games.
I just don’t know when. Right now we are focused on getting the Windows build tested and release ready. After the initial release in May I will definately work on cross-plattform releases.”

Since developer Mistaken Visions are not quite making a formal confirmation. Right now the team is busy working on that Windows debut. Then weighing in on the release before expanding platform support.

The game was originally slated for release early in 2017. Since then, response to feedback from testers, creator Jonathan Stemmildt opts to delay the game. Working away in silence over the past year. Now, a teaser trailer has been unveiled.

The Piano March 2018 Teaser (Windows, and likely Linux)

WHOA!!! So that’s quite the trailer. That change of scene cautches the attention. Yet so surreal for the most part.

To launch the game, Mistaken Visions have partnered with indie game consultancy Game If You Are. As a result of the partnership, the game will now feature a fully voice acted cast of characters. This also means recording is taking place at present. Game If You Are’s director Lewis Denby – co-creator of critically acclaimed adventure game Richard & Alice – joins The Piano team as Producer.

Mistaken Visions’ Jonathan Stemmildt, creator of The Piano, said: “Five years ago I had the idea of making a horror game that wasn’t just about the scares. But features a deep and personal story. One that players can become emotionally invested in. It was my first game and I never really expected much to come of it. But suddenly, something I dream about is becoming reality. And time is just flying by. It feels great!”

Lewis Denby said: “I first discovered The Piano 18 months ago. When Jonathan sent me an early demo, I found a game that, while rough around the edges, had an atmosphere and personality unlike anything I’d ever played before – and since then, Jonathan and I have kept collaborating on occasion, slowly nudging it towards completion.”

He added: “I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to partner up in a more official capacity. It’s been great working together. So I think the results are already speaking for themselves. Together we’ve taken Mistaken Visions’ already extraordinary work. Adding that extra layer of polish. The voice acting in particular has really lifted the experience – but it helps that the game itself was already so creative and captivating!”

The Piano Features:

  • True psychological horror: delve into the darkest corners of John’s mind
  • Gather clues and solve puzzles in search of answers
  • Evade terrifying foes that stalk the empty streets of Paris
  • Piece together a fragmented story to uncover the truth
  • A noir-influenced aesthetic, with heavily stylised visuals
  • Immersive soundtrack and full voice acting

Survival horror release:

The Piano survival horror will release for Windows via Steam this Spring. Since there is official release date in May. The Linux port will follow later. Stay tuned for more details.

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