Gone Home dev unveils surreal adventure game Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Indie studio Dim Bulb Games gave an early look at its debut effort at The Game Awards this week, offering a brief glimpse at what players can expect from its psychedelic exploration game titled Where the Water Tastes Like Wine.

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is the first project from the San Francisco-based Dim Bulb Games, an independent studio founded by industry veteran Johnnemann Nordhagen. Nordhagen previously worked on the popular BioShock 2 expansion Minerva’s Den, and assisted The Fullbright Company in creating Gone Home.

Both Minerva’s Den and Gone Home won acclaim for their strong narrative elements and environmental storytelling, and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine will likely follow suit.

Footage from Where the Water Tastes Like Wine showcases an American desert setting, and focuses on a drifter who travels by train to a desolate patch of land marked by a campfire. There, the drifter encounters a mysterious man, who suddenly transforms into a gigantic bird creature.

Developer Dim Bulb Games previously described Where the Water Tastes Like Wine as “a game about traveling, exploration, and telling stories, set in a dreamlike and fantastical American landscape.” Gameplay revolves around exploring surreal environments and talking with fellow travelers in order to flesh out the game’s story.

Citing inspiration from folk music and works of literature like John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine explores a formative period of American history.

“There are many stories of other American wanderers that rarely get told – the spread of African Americans from the south, the movement of migratory farm workers, or the forced marches of native people,” Nordhagen explained. “Where the Water Tastes Like Wine wants to capture the feeling of those songs, poems, stories, and wanderings in a game.”

A release date for Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is not yet known.

Gaming

Here’s all the news from the Google Stadia GDC presentation

Google announced its new game streaming service Stadia during GDC 2019. Here is all the news from the event, including news on YouTube streaming and quickly accessing your favorite new games.
Gaming

Here's a look at how the Epic Games Store is sizing up to the competition

The Epic Games Store has picked up exclusives left and right since its launch last December. From AAA games like The Division 2 to wonderful indies like Hades, the Epic Games store has an impressive library of exclusives.
Gaming

Here's what we know about the Dark Souls developer's next game

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the latest game from Dark Souls and Bloodborne developer From Software. Here is everything we know about the new game, including its setting and combat changes.
Gaming

Upcoming zombiefest Days Gone boasts 30-plus hours of story-driven content

Days Gone, the first PlayStation 4 title from Sony's Bend Studio, looks to offer a different type of zombie game. Here's everything we know about the forthcoming title, from the setting to its gameplay.
Gaming

Get Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for free when buying an Xbox One

You can get Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for free when buying an Xbox One from Newegg. Eight different bundles are available for this deal, so you can walk away with Sekiro and another game such as The Division 2 or Anthem.
Gaming

Master Shinobi combat with our Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice beginner's guide

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is one of the hardest games of the generation, and it can be overwhelming, even for those who have played From Software's other games. Here is what you need to know to get started.
Computing

Nvidia faces attacks from AMD, Intel, and even Google. Should it be worried?

Nvidia announced an expanded array of RTX server solutions designed to leverage the power of ray-tracing at GTC 2019. The effort will help Nvidia take on Google's Stadia in game streaming with GeForce Now, and the company's investments in…
Gaming

World of Warcraft's allied races will make you want to start a new character

The Horde and Alliance are seeking new allies in their struggle for control of Azeroth. Whether you pledge your allegiance to the Horde or Alliance, we've got a guide to help you unlock every allied race that's coming in Battle for Azeroth.
Computing

How 5G networks will make low-latency game streaming a reality

Faster speeds and more bandwidth are some of the many promises that 5G can deliver, but for gamers, the most important thing is low latency. To achieve low latency, carriers like AT&T and Verizon are exploring hybrid models for game…
Product Review

Nintendo’s Labo VR Kit may look silly, but it really works

During our hands-on with the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, fears of a gimmicky product from Nintendo were quickly dispelled. While not a direct competitor to Oculus or HTCs own headsets, Labo VR brings a clever, new way to experience VR that makes…
Gaming

PlayStation does the smart thing, stops selling digital codes at physical stores

Sony will no longer offer PlayStation digital full-game downloads at retail stores. The game downloads will now only be available directly from the PlayStation Network's own digital store.
Gaming

Seven years later, ‘Dark Souls’ is still a gloriously punishing masterpiece

Despite my experience and love of From Software’s Dark Souls III and Bloodborne, I never played the original Dark Souls. The new remastered version gave me a chance to remedy that, and it was glorious.
Gaming

Atlus reveals Persona 5 The Royal, teases mysterious new female character

Atlus revealed Persona 5 The Royal in a trailer that features a mysterious new female character. It appears that the redhead will be an antagonist to the Phantom Thieves of Hearts, but many details about the upcoming game remain unclear.
Gaming

Save big on Corsair gaming headsets and a premium keyboard

From March 24 to 30, you can pick up one of two models of the great Corsair's Void Pro gaming headset on a sweet discount. One of Corsair's best mechanical keyboards is also on sale this week -- at a steep discount.