Daedalic explores new ways of adventure game design in Silence – The Whispered World 2
“One of the most important motivations for creating Silence – The Whispered World 2 is to pursue news ways of adventure game design, and explore new possibilities modern adventure gaming offers”, explains Ulrich Wanitschke, Game Designer of Daedalic Entertainments upcoming point & click adventure. “It is our goal to implement a more dynamic progress of storytelling and create a fluent game experience. Puzzles are designed to support the overall storyline, and carry it forward. To accomplish this, we are implementing new ways of puzzle design and use new game mechanics: We will, for example, be introducing new and easy-to-learn one-click controls, which adjust to the current gameplay situation, allowing players to understand puzzles and situations more intuitively.
Furthermore, we won’t be using inventory-based puzzles and an item-inventory at all. Solutions to our puzzles will arise from each specific situation in the game itself”, Ulrich Wanitschke continues.
One very diverse and useful tool will once again be sidekick Spot, a character players might know from the first The Whispered World game: Spot is a caterpillar, that is able to shift its shape into many varieties – thus allowing many additional solutions to puzzles.
All these improvements will turn Silence – The Whispered World 2 into much more than a sequel. Silence allows us to explore new ways in gameplay as well as in graphic design” Ulrich Wanitschke summarizes.
Silence – The Whispered World 2 follows Noah, who is about to lose his little sister Renie to the perils of war. He barely manages to follow her and finds himself alone, back in Silence; the world he once traveled as Sadwick the clown. And even here war ravages the land. In search for his sister, Noah joins a group of rebels who fight the false Queen.
Featuring completely new 3D visuals, Silence – The Whispered World 2 will offer many novelties to players. Sadwick’s and Renie’s quest will lead them to a visually impressive and emotionally investing adventure, with many mysteries to unravel around Sadwick, his sister and the world of Silence.
Apart from a lot of new features and a story with humor and heart written by Anne von Vaszary and Marco Hüllen, players can look forward to more familiar faces from Silence.
Daedalic Entertainment has scheduled Silence – The Whispered World 2 for release at the beginning of 2015 for PC and Mac.