Where Birds Go to Sleep is an emotional narrative driven adventure. The story also takes place in a fictional Near East inspired land. Brought to life in a painterly art style. With voiced dialogue and an original score. Become the whisper in the subconscious of a sadistic criminal. While you take on a grueling church mission to chart new lands shrouded in a mind altering fog. Contemplate your actions. Fail to justify them and you might find the protagonist not heeding your commands. Regret or rejoice, grieve or laugh together or separate from each other. There will be consequences.
Currently, unless we run into some platform specific issues on Linux. We hope to release a Linux build along with the Windows build on Steam. Otherwise, there might be a slight delay….
The Where Birds Go to Sleep developer certainly understands the community. And although not a Linux user, “I appreciate the Linux community. And know how passionate they tend to be about getting proper Linux ports. Instead of having to resort to using Wine.” Which is also a further motivation to support the platform. As well as working to issue that day one release. The game engine is of course Unity 3D. Now, check out the trailer below.
Where Birds Go to Sleep – Teaser Trailer
The story of Where Birds Go to Sleep revolves around an island that appears in the distant sea. While only two days sail away, it cannot be seen from the mainland. It is the convicts and the displaced who are selected. Shipped off to chart this land. Likewise, you are one of them.
In Where Birds Go To Sleep, you slip into the unconscious of Cormo. A churlish sailor turned smuggler. Only ever influencing his actions, never directly assuming control. While trying to find a cure for your sister’s sickness. You sneak your way into a dangerous expedition to explore that island. Which also reserved soley for the worst prisoners. There, you will get to know a handful of very special, deeply developed and fully realised characters. Become their friend and get to know their secrets. So you can manipulate or abuse them to your, or Cormo’s will.
One of the first characters you will meet in Where Birds Go to Sleep is Dunlin. A noble born, young man who is also true in his moral and religious principles. Likewise, what must a purebred like him be guilty of to end up here with you?
Get to know the protagonist as you converse directly with him. Understand his opinions, challenge his views, and change his mind. or have him change yours. While rooting yourselves in your beliefs as you grow further apart. Reflect on your actions along with the protagonist. So you can exchange your thoughts on what happened. Regret or rejoice, grieve or laugh together. Maybe even independently of each other.
- Choices & Consequences
There is no “Mission Failed”; saying “No” opens new avenues. There is also no golden path. Almost every single choice, no matter how small, has a consequence. So if you lie to others. You’ll be more likely to hide the truth from yourself. Fail to justify your actions and you might find your character not heeding your commands. Since every single small choice you make builds up. Shifting the direction of the story. While there are crucial moments and big decisions to be made. They happen within the context of the numerous smaller decisions. Even those as trivial as the way you greet someone. That, like true to life, ultimately decides who we are.
- Narrative & Dialogue
Sprawling, naturally flowing dialogue in Where Birds Go to Sleep. Reacting in intense back and forth conversations. Every dialogue is ready for the choices you make. So you can potentially branch off into a completely different conversation. With a game changing meaning.
The Where Birds Go to Sleep Challenge:
- Explore & Survive
Explore the mysterious island, unravel its secrets and lies. Shrouded in noxious, mind altering mist, you must prepare for every journey inland. While getting for the challenges ahead. The provisions are scarce. But the others need them less than you.
You’re NOT fully in control. You are the whisper in the back of the mind. Manipulate your crew mates and your protagonist. So they can do your bidding. Then deal with the mental toll with this innovative dialogue dynamic.
Where Birds Go to Sleep release date is still TBD. The roadmap is available here. The narrative adventure due on day one for Linux with Windows PC. Which you can Wishlist on both Humble Store and Steam.