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Until Then

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Maximum Entertainment
Developer: Polychroma Games
Release Date: May 23, 2024

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'Until Then' Delayed, Now Coming to PC And PS5 In June

by Rainier on May 28, 2024 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT

Until Then is a side-scrolling, cinematic adventure game that tells a strange and intriguing story of inquisitive high school students living in a fractured existence.

A fateful meeting sets off a chain reaction, upending Mark's life. People disappear and memories prove unreliable. Uncover a hidden truth with Mark and his friends in this narrative adventure and race to unravel the mystery before it's too late.

In a world still recovering from catastrophe, Mark Borja and his friends navigate the joys and woes of another year of high school. Wake up in a typical teenage bedroom, practice piano, race to meet homework deadlines, and build (and burn) relationships, as you reminisce about the daily insecurities of high school life.

That is, until a fateful meeting sets off a chain reaction, upending Mark's life. People disappear and memories prove unreliable. Uncover a hidden truth with Mark and his friends in this narrative adventure and race to unravel the mystery before it's too late.

Players explore and navigate various everyday environments inspired by real-world locations in the Philippines. You’ll explore a lush, stunning pixel art environment in the shoes of high-schooler Mark Borja. Through his life, you’ll explore the trials of any normal teenager: school, piano practice, friends… but something isn’t right. A twist of fate that will change Mark’s life is looming just beneath the surface. Can you weave through the mysteries before all is lost?

Through your journey you’ll meet vibrant, relatable peers navigating their own lives, explore the world around you through everyday technology and play seemingly mundane minigames you won’t want to put down. Until Then is wrapped in a jaw-dropping cinematic pixel art style and set to a soundtrack that brings the world to life in unexpected ways.

Originally planned for May 23rd, which obviously did not happen, publisher Maximum Entertainment and developer Polychroma Games announced that Until Then will release June 25 on PC via Steam and PlayStation 5

Key Features:

  • Play Out Your Own Adventure – Meet a diverse and achingly familiar cast of characters to converse with in person, over text, and through email. Get to know them, build relationships, flunk group projects, and watch how their individual personal stories unfold alongside yours.
  • Investigate the Setting through Everyday Technology – Explore the depths of social media where your likes and comments may pose consequences. Scroll through social posts, emails, webpages, and more on your in-game smartphone, where you might discover hints and clues about the people and world around you. Chat with your friends, classmates, and even strangers.
  • Explore Themes of Love, Loss, and Friendship – Tackle philosophical issues as the main character. Make mistakes and difficult choices. Will Mark stand up for his friends and be there when they need him or will he let them down? Can he heal his wounds by letting go of the past? Decide for yourself how Mark grows and strives to do better throughout the story.
  • Play Addictively Mundane Minigames – Insert a flash drive—oh wait, wrong way—nope, it was right the first time. Fight your friend for more fishballs at the food stand outside. Get in the groove to pay for the jeepney. Lose yourself in little games you find yourself playing in everyday life.
  • Immerse Yourself in a Cinematic Visual Experience – Witness an intriguing narrative uniquely presented in eye-catching hand-drawn pixel art and immerse yourself in the warm colors and music of a world trying to move on from tragedy. Characters, landscapes, and props blend in 3D. Shadows, reflections, and lighting set the tone in a lovingly crafted experience.
  • Experience a World Inspired by Philippine Locations and Culture – Traverse Philippine-inspired landscapes in search for the truth. From the heart of the bustling capital to long bus rides past grass fields and coast towns, explore the world of Until Then set in a fictional version of the Philippines. Interior spaces are shaped by the mannerisms of the locals, setting the scene for a recent past.

Until Then is coming to PC (Steam) and PS5 on June 25, 2024 at $19.99.


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