(Aug. 2 – Xbox One, PC)
August 2017 Games to Look Forward to
Fullbright helped to change the landscape of video games back in 2013 when the studio first released Gone Home. While the “walking simulator” style of games wasn’t exactly new, it got much more of the spotlight than it ever did before and made many question what a video game is. It was deep and thought-provoking without employing many of the mechanics and features that most would expect to find in a game. It was subsequently nominated for many game of the year awards (of which it won a few), and opened up the floodgates for more meaningful experiences outside of gratuitous violence and endless action games.
Tacoma continues this trend, dropping players into a seemingly abandoned space station with nothing but recordings of those who were there before. Players will explore, learning what happened here and uncovering a deeper story that lies beneath the surface. If you’ve enjoyed games like Gone Home and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, this August release may be right up your alley.