The Wise Old Games Owl is pleased to announce that his Magnum Opus – Hoot Story – is now available to download for Windows PCs via itch.io.
Hoot Story is a digital tale told by The Wise Old Games Owl (“A towering colossus of games development, who has sat astride the British Games Industry (but in a cool way) for five decades” – The Wise Old Games Owl), in which he tells stories from his life and unlocks a veritable Pandora’s Box of secrets from the games industry.
Built reluctantly and solely for contractual reasons by Bristol-based micro studio, Ground Shatter, the game invites players to interact with a state-of-the-art interface to find and view video clips, piecing together a deeply meaningful story in a non-linear fashion, and drawing their own conclusions from the staggering 16 minutes of high-ish definition video footage. IT’S A COMPLETELY NEW AND FRESH IDEA.
This Ground Shatter-ing work of interactive entertainment comes just months ahead of the release of SkyScrappers – Ground Shatter’s hectic new multiplayer 2D fighter for the PlayStation 4.