NEXT Studios has announced Unheard, an exciting new take on narratively driven games designed around experiencing gameplay through audio. Prepare to experience an immersive ‘radio drama’ where players play as a ‘sound hunter’ a futuristic detective who is able to travel back in time to solve crimes but is limited by having no vision. Players must investigate crimes by carefully monitoring and listening in on various conversation and actions. Players will need to identify characters, understand their relationships, uncover motivations and then deduce the perpetrator of the crime.
Unheard creative director Nick Zhang is excited to bring a game that experiments with integrating audio into the main gameplay of a detective puzzle game: “We set out to create a unique gameplay experience that not only has players to listen to the conversations in the game but also forces players to really embody a detective using logic, reasoning and deductive power to solve the crimes. It’s a true tribute to the radio dramas of old.”