|Official Game Name:||Someday You’ll Return|
|Developer’s Country:||Czech Republic – Europe|
|Core Team:||Jan Kavan, Lukáš Medek|
|Official game page:||www.youwillreturn.com|
|Genre:||A narrative-driven psychological horror game with strong adventure elements|
|Perspective:||Full 3D first person view|
|Controls:||Mouse & Keyboard or Gamepad|
|Could be compared to:||Silent Hill series, Outlast 2, Firewatch, Resident Evil 7, Vanishing of Ethan Carter with an added focus on strong interactive density.|
|Technology:||Unreal Engine 4|
|Platforms:||PC Windows, Sony Playstation and XBOX consoles|
|Release date:||April 14th, 2020|
Where are you, Stela?
It’s not the first time she ran away. But you’re uneasy … this time feels so different. Long ago, you swore never to return here. And now, she has dragged you back. Your search leads deep into ancient Moravian forests and reveals secrets that should have stayed buried.
While your survival skills and quick wits might advance your search, malevolent forces rise up against you. There are nightmares you can’t fight and win. Some of them … could be yours.
Your character is Daniel, Stela’s father, who is forced by events to return to a place, he swore never to return. In the forest he will encounter peculiar people who will help him understand the true reason why Stela keeps running away. Someday You’ll Return deals with intimate concepts of fatherhood, fears, lies and refusal to accept one’s past. While the story contains strong horror elements it’s not always the most obvious monsters which are the most frightening.
Someday You’ll Return takes place in beautiful scenic areas of the Czech Republic. While they are not exact duplicates, CBE software desired to capture the atmosphere of Bohemian nature. The team places well known landmarks into a virtual map, which are discoverable by players and which the team personally visited many times in their life. Anyone can grab their backpack and hike there. A typical Czech forest setting has been used as a reference which is different from other real world locations like Scandinavian or American forests. This creates a unique mood for players. The game is a semi-open world with very clear landmarks so players can always orient themselves. The developers also implemented the famous Czech tourist navigation system dating back to the end of 19th century.
The referenced locations and mythos in the game are ancient. Some of the tales mentioned in Someday You’ll Return date back to the 9th century.
The team is creating far more than a “walking simulator” so apart from the basic walk/run/crouch, players can look forward to a wide variety of game mechanics:
CBE software is a Brno based (Czech Republic) two-man indie studio which started in 2006 as Cardboard Box Entertainment and was transformed into a real company in 2011. The company motto is to explore video game possibilities beyond the boundaries of tried and tested gameplay paradigms.
CBE Software finds their place with story driven games trying to explore different narrative means.List of games so far: