Someday You'll Return is a CBE Software Game, the creators of J.U.L.I.A and Ghost in the Sheet. It will be released on Steam and GoG and other portals in 2019.
Check out the Reveal Trailer here.
For more info, check out the Official Website here.
Where are you, Stela?
Itâ€™s not the first time she ran away. But youâ€™re uneasy â€¦ this time feels so different. Long ago, you swore never to return here. And now, she has dragged you back. Your search leads deep into ancient Moravian forests and reveals secrets that should have stayed buried.
While your survival skills and quick wits might advance your search, malevolent forces rise up against you. There are nightmares you canâ€™t fight and win. Some of them â€¦ could be yours.
Your character is Daniel, Stelaâ€™s father, who is forced by events to return to a place, he swore never to return. In the forest he will encounter peculiar people who will help him understand the true reason why Stela keeps running away. Someday Youâ€™ll Return deals with intimate concepts of fatherhood, fears, lies and refusal to accept oneâ€™s past. While the story contains strong horror elements itâ€™s not always the most obvious monsters which are the most frightening.
Someday Youâ€™ll Return takes place in beautiful scenic areas of the Czech Republic. While they are not exact duplicates, CBE Software desired to capture the atmosphere of Bohemian nature. The team places well known landmarks into a virtual map, which are discoverable by players and which the team personally visited many times in their life. Anyone can grab their backpack and hike there. A typical Czech forest setting has been used as a reference which is different from other real world locations like Scandinavian or American forests. This creates a unique mood for players. The game is a semi-open world with very clear landmarks so players can always orient themselves. The developers also implemented the famous Czech tourist navigation system dating back to the end of 19th century.
The referenced locations and mythos in the game are ancient. Some of the tales mentioned in Someday Youâ€™ll Return date back to the 9th century.
The team is creating far more than a â€śwalking simulatorâ€ť so apart from the basic walk/run/crouch, players can look forward to a wide variety of game mechanics:
Workbench crafting interface â€“ you can craft or repair things in a specialized interface
Herbalism â€“ you can pick up flowers or mushrooms and make your own potions
Environment interaction â€“ you can interact in the world you are in, use items etc.
Smartphone â€“ you can use GPS, call someone or communicate via SMS, you can also use your mobile light
Karmic system â€“ your actions have consequences which can influence ending
Phased day night cycle
Tracking â€“ look for clues like footprints etc.
Other types of yet undisclosed interaction
There is no combat in the game.
Reboot Develop 2018 â€“ Indie Awards
Game of the Year (Winner)
Visual Excellence (Winner)
Outstanding Gameplay (Nominee)
Special Selection (Nominee)