Blackwood Crossing is a narrative adventure starring an orphan teenage girl, whose younger brother is struggling with her growing away from childhood.
Developer PaperSeven is a British independent developer, made up of former employees of defunct racing game house Black Rock Studio. A Gamescom trailer (above) released today follows on from an announcement trailer released in June. It shows the game's setting on a magical train ride, as well as surreal elements and characters. But, like the recent Bound, its main focus will be issues like family and belonging.
Here's the main blurb about the game, featured on an FAQ on its website:
Blackwood Crossing is a story-driven first-person adventure game. A haunting tale of intrigue and mystery. You play as Scarlett, a teenager finding her way in the world. You wake up, disorientated, to find yourself and your younger brother, Finn, inexplicably travelling on a moving train.
But when a mysterious figure appears, it’s clear that this is no ordinary train ride. It’s the beginning of a magical voyage, steeped in life, love and loss. Navigating this powerful drama — where the world, and your abilities develop in extraordinary ways — you are forced to examine your relationship with Finn. You are orphans, and your relationship has always been strong. However, adolescence has opened the door to new interests, and you’ve been growing apart.
As you gradually uncover the depths of Finn’s anguish, the consequences of your remoteness become shockingly clear.
We'll get a close look at Blackwood Crossing's gameplay in the next few weeks. The game is scheduled to be released on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One next year.