Omensight is developer Spearhead Games latest project, and while we don’t know much about it just yet, it looks to keep with a similar style to their last project; Stories: The Path of Destinies.
The latest project by Spearhead Games has been officially revealed ahead of PAX South next week. Their last project, Stories: The Path of Destinies may not have been universally praised. However, it was a fun game in its own right and something that I personally recommend. It was actually given out via PS+ back in December 2016, so if you have it downloaded or just claimed, it’s worth a playthrough.
Omensight’s brief introduction in the Press Release is this;
A vision of havoc. An entire world destroyed. Your only lead: a mysterious murder. With the power to witness and alter the last moments of Urralia’s inhabitants, it’s up to you to piece together a chain of events that doesn’t end in disaster.
The trailer above shows several anthropomorphic characters, not dissimilar to those in Stories, are shown strewn all over the ground as ghostly voices talk in the background. Finally, it shows someone standing over one of the bodies as if responsible for the slayings, followed by what appears to be a dragon.
It’s not much to go on, but luckily, the game will be playable at PAX South next week.
You will play as the Harbinger. He is a skilled warrior who exists outside the realm of time. Having foreseen the annihilation of the land known as Urralia, you are summoned in order to rewrite its fate. Perhaps this is the character we see standing over the bodies mentioned above? Maybe he’s not the cause, but hopefully, the savior?
The press release makes it seem like there will be an element of choice to it, in that it says, “Will you fight with them or against them?” Just how much remains to be seen, but it seems like they will allow you to control the fate of the world however you see fit.
Developer Spearhead Games had this to say about the game’s announcement;
“When we released Stories: The Path of Destinies in 2016, we were thrilled with the response to its narrative structure,” says Malik Boukhira, Creative Director on Omensight. “Players told us how they enjoyed manipulating time to collect all the different endings in the game. With Omensight, our new original title set in a fresh universe, we’re taking this idea one step further. What we like to call the ‘narrative puzzle’ will extend to a range of diverse characters in Omensight, and we can’t wait to see how players navigate the intricacies of these characters’ actions and reactions to solve the mystery of Urralia’s demise.”
The game had several industry veterans working on the project. From Patricia Summersett (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild) and Julian Casey (We Happy Few) being among some of the group lending their voices to the game’s characters. And the story being written by Nadim Boukhira (Stories: The Path of Destinies) and Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion), and Chris Avellone (Fallout: New Vegas, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Prey) assisting with the script.
Their past efforts have proved fruitful, and this next one has promise on that merit alone. The story sounds interesting, and with the element of choice given to players, it should be enough to entice people to look more into the game. Be sure to stay tuned Coin Droppers as more footage and information gets released, we’ll be sure to cover it.
You can check out some demo screenshots below;