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Skybound Entertainment announces slice of life simulator Closer The Distance

On Wednesday, Skybound Entertainment announced its next publishing project, a slice of life simulation game called Closer the Distance, developed by Osmotic Games. It will be available later this year on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.

Closer the Distance puts players in the shoes of Angela, a woman who has recently died in a tragic accident. She finds herself in a sort of limbo-state where she is able to observe the cozy village she used to live in, Yesterby. It soon becomes apparent that she is connected to the still-living residents, so she decides to try to help guide them through their grief over her death.

That said, Angela’s connection with these villagers doesn’t equate to complete control over them. They each have their own desires, motivations, emotional states, memories, and relationships with other people in the town. As the story progresses, these characters will grow and change, with or without Angela’s influence.

Closer The Distance is a truly unique slice of life sim, exploring some existential questions about the impact an individual’s life has on others,” said Ian Howe, Managing Partner, Skybound Entertainment. “The team at Osmotic have crafted a compellingly thoughtful narrative, providing players with the tools to interact with a carefully constructed world and truly influence its characters.”

“Our studio was formed to explore new ways to convey complex narratives in video games, so after the success of our debut title, Orwell: Keeping an Eye On You, we looked at how we could push the medium further,” said Daniel Marx, CEO and Game Director, Osmotic Games. “Closer The Distance is the result and by merging life simulator mechanics with a thought-provoking narrative driven experience, we’re allowing our players to ponder and contend with challenging themes, layered with an undercurrent of hope, empathy and kindness.”

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