Knack 2

Jun 30

Jun 30

Psychological Pixel-Art Thriller The Long Reach Coming to PS4

Survive the American town of Baervox as a scientific research project goes horrifically wrong.

Roman Tomilin's Avatar Posted by Development Lead, Painted Black Games

Hi, PlayStation fans! I am Roman from Painted Black Games, a small indie developer, based in the city of Dnipro, Ukraine. The team is working hard on our debut game, a psychological thriller adventure – The Long Reach.

All of us at Painted Black Games are super-excited because we’ve nearly reached the end of the game’s development cycle and the fun part of showing it off will begin soon – we really want to know what you all think of it.

The whole team at Painted Black are big fans of the adventure games. The Long Reach honours the genre by mixing classic adventure gameplay, an intricate story, a gorgeous pixel art style and one little feature which I’m about to present to you.

The game’s story takes place in the fictional American town of Baervox. More precisely, at a scientific research institute where a revolutionary accelerated knowledge transferring system is being developed.

If you hadn’t already guessed it, something has gone horribly wrong. The technology the scientists have been working on has cataclysmically malfunctioned and both the institute and the town have been effected — and not in a good way! The surrounding area has been turned into a real nightmare and the experiment participants have transmuted into… well, we cannot tell you that for now, because we hate spoilers!

The main character, Stewart, is a junior researcher at the scientific research institute. Stewart’s just a regular guy who, under your control, will have to untangle this rapidly escalating situation. Stewart will need to show courage and intelligence to save the world and, most importantly, survive.

The Long Reach includes everything adventure fans expect – lots of dialogue, tricky puzzles, collecting and manipulating items. But, that is not all… We have attempted to create an immersive experience players can get caught up in.

It’s hard to believe now, but The Long Reach was originally conceived as a mobile game! We had to remodel the control system three times! We started with a touchscreen model, then we moved to the tried-and-tested mouse and keyboard point-n-click system. Finally, we honed the controls to use a pad and we’re ready to deliver The Long Reach on PlayStation 4.

As huge fans of the adventure genre there were several titles that inspired us to create The Long Reach. Lone Survivor, The Last Door, The Cave and The Silent Age all had their part to play. Making a good, intricate game for adventure fans was always at the forefront of our endeavours and we hope you have as much fun playing as we have had creating the The Long Reach.

Thanks for your attention and have a nice day!

Add Your Own

MiguelitonsUS said:

June 30th, 7:20 am

Your European colleagues are saying it’s coming to PS4 and PS Vita. Whats correct? “Psychological PS4 pixel art thriller The Long Reach coming to PS4 and PS Vita this autumn”

    sergeevnasuka said:

    July 4th, 8:16 am

    Well, I’ve clarified. It’s coming to PS4 AND PS Vita as well.

glassmusic said:

June 30th, 7:46 am

Only read half the article as I like to go into games like this as blindly as possible. Very much looking forward to picking this up!

ZanFear said:

June 30th, 7:48 am

Game seems good… but is it too good for Vita?

steeler192 said:

June 30th, 8:21 am

Sounds amazing! Congratulations to you and your team, and I hope you find much success! Can’t wait to play it!

Timmehh15 said:

June 30th, 11:44 am

Looks dope! I’ll check it out for sure.

ShadowOfEden said:

June 30th, 12:44 pm

Really reminds me of Lone Survivor, by Superflat Games. If it’s available on Vita, it will be an instant buy for me!

Clarkysun said:

June 30th, 1:39 pm

Stop The Press – It’s coming to PS Vita too!

zenzjc said:

July 2nd, 1:26 pm

Congrats! Can’t wait to try it!

SteveStifler said:

July 2nd, 11:11 pm

This looks very awesome!

SteveStifler said:

July 2nd, 11:12 pm

JK, this is pure spam

SteveStifler said:

July 2nd, 11:13 pm

Congratulations guys! I’ll be keeping an eye out for this :-)

InDesigner said:

July 4th, 9:17 am

Amend that headline with the Vita news! This game has suddenly jumped onto my radar.

mzlulu1990 said:

July 6th, 3:39 am

Sounds like a pretty good game I’m excited to play on my vita

Comments are closed. We close the comments for posts after 30 days

PlayStation Blog