Psychic baby game Goodnight Universe announced

Goodnight Universe

Publisher Skybound Games and developer Nice Dream have announced Goodnight Universe, a new narrative adventure game where you play as a six-month old baby with psychic powers.

Goodnight Universe is being developed by the LA-based studio who previously worked on Before Your Eyes (also published by Skybound), childhood friends and developers Graham Parkes and Oliver Lewin.

Further details like platforms and a release date weren’t confirmed however Goodnight Universe will take part of the Tribeca Games Festival 2024.

“The success of Before Your Eyes showed us that there is an audience of like-minded people out there who seek out games to emotionally engage them in ways other mediums simply can’t,” said Nice Dream co-founder Graham Parkes. “We founded Nice Dream Games to continue to make games for that audience, which push the limits of what interactive storytelling can do.”

Skybound Games managing partner Ian Howe added, “We are so excited to work with Graham and Oliver and the talented team behind Nice Dream Games again. We are incredible admirers of their creative use of technology to deliver first-of-its-kind gaming experiences. Both Skybound and Nice Dream are dedicated to bringing compelling stories to everyone and feel that interactive entertainment isa medium  capable of conveying powerful stories that can’t be told any other way. Before Your Eyes is a prime example of this, and Goodnight Universe is shaping up to be yet another boundary-breaking video game.”

Here’s a rundown on the game:

In the narrative adventure Goodnight Universe, you’ll play as Isaac, a six-month-old baby developing mysterious psychic abilities. What you want most is to be loved and accepted by your family, but a secretive tech corporation wants you for their own. The game will also feature an immersive “face-tracking” mode, expanding on the innovative use of camera-based technology that the team is known for.

A “spiritual follow-up” to Before Your Eyes with a sci-fi twist, Goodnight Universe will fuse impactful storytelling with mechanics that push the boundaries of interactive entertainment. The Nice Dream team reunites numerous notable talents behind Before Your Eyes while bolstering the roster with new foundational additions to the studio’s growth.

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