Truman Show homage game American Arcadia gets an extended trailer

American Arcadia

Call of the Sea developer Out of the Blue Games shared an extended trailer to their latest game American Arcadia at Summer Game Fest 2022.

American Arcadia is a ’70s-inspired retro-futurist puzzle platformer. The game features a plot, not unlike the 1990’s hit The Truman Show. In American Arcadia, you play as Trevor a man stuck inside a town of the same name, a sprawling metropolis that is actually a hidden camera reality show that is televised to the world.

Unfortunately for Trevor, he’s a pretty boring regular guy and being a boring normal dude does not get ratings and characters with low ratings go bye-bye, so when Trevor gets an anonymous call from someone outside of the game promising to help him escape he takes the opportunity.

Here’s the new trailer:

Here’s a rundown on the game:

American Arcadia

Escape from a televised utopia in Out of the Blue’s brand new puzzle-platformer game.

Welcome to Arcadia! A 70’s retro-futuristic metropolis where all its citizens enjoy a life of luxury and comfort… unaware that they’re being broadcast live 24/7! Arcadia is not an ordinary city, but the most watched reality show on the planet – where a drop in popularity ratings comes at the highest cost: death.

Uncover the truth and escape with your life in ‘American Arcadia’!


  • ESCAPE FROM A 70’S TELEVISED UTOPIA – The gripping story will be presented as a documentary with interviews and police interrogations of the characters as you progress through the game.
  • TWO EXPERIENCES, ONE GAME – American Arcadia gives you control over two characters in completely different environments and unique playstyles: A 2.5D action side-scroller including challenging platform action, breath-taking chases, stealth and puzzles. As well as a full 3D first-person game, with hacking, exploration, stealth elements, and puzzles to solve.
  • IMPRESSIVE VOICE OVERS – Yuri Lowenthal (Spider-Man 1 & 2, Prince of Persia The Sands of Time, Call of the Sea), Krizia Bajos (Cyberpunk 2077, League of Legends) and Cissy Jones (Firewatch, Life is Strange, Call of the Sea), among others, breathe life into the characters in American Arcadia.

American Arcadia is in development for Windows PC (via Steam) and undetermined consoles.

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Mineya is a mixed martial artist, comic book creator, author, and musician whose first video game experience was playing Laura Bow & Space Quest on his Grandfathers Dos Machine.

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