It’s been a few weeks since PaperSeven introduced us to Scarlett & Finn, the main characters in the studio’s incoming adventure game, Blackwood Crossing.
The story-driven title takes a look at the relationship between the orphaned siblings as they take a seemingly ordinary train-ride. The journey turns into a magical story of love, life and loss that delves into the feelings of both children as they deal with the loss of their parents.
You will play the game through the eyes of Scarlett. This teenager is finding her way in the world while trying to look after her younger brother. You’ll wake up on this mysterious train with Finn and the journey gets more mysterious and magical from there. As the game progresses, Scarlett’s abilities begin to develop in extraordinary ways.
As you develop, the game will force you to examine your relationship with your brother and as his anguish begins to reveal itself, so Scarlett’s isolation will be more and more clear.
Developer, PaperSeven contains members of the former Disney Black Rock Studios as well as Oliver Reid-Smith, who wrote The Room.
It has been revealed at Gamescom that Blackwood Crossing will be coming to Xbox One in early 2017 and they’ve released the brand new trailer below to celebrate this.
You can find out more about this intriguing looking title, here.
I like it when UK based developers announce a new game. It fills me a small sense of pride that we can produce so many amazing titles from out nation of tea-drinking folk. Brighton based PaperSeven have today announced a new title heading to Xbox One.
Blackwood Crossing is a story-driven first-person adventure game. This will explore the relationship between Scarlett and Finn. These orphaned siblings are growing apart as Scarlett comes of age and leaves childhood behind. When they cross paths with a mysterious figure, a seemingly ordinary train ride evolves into a magical story of life, love and loss.
PaperSeven are a newly formed studio made up of and founded by former Disney Black Rock Studio developers. The studio’s aim is to create games with emotional themes to take players on meaningful yet unpredictable journeys.Blackwood Crossing looks to be ticking those boxes from very early on in the Studio’s life.
Co-founder of PaperSeven, Alice Guy;
This is our first game since forming PaperSeven and we are immensely proud to be announcing it. There’s been some fantastic narrative adventure games coming out in recent times – we’re hoping to take a place at this table whilst offering something different to what’s come before. Blackwood Crossing is evidence of our desire to explore experiences with depth and meaning, and create characters that challenge the often cliched gaming landscape.
PaperSeven will be partnering up with Vision Games Publishing to bring Blackwood Crossing to Xbox One in 2016. There’s a little bit more about the game, here.