Wanderlust is a narrative focused travel adventure game with some interesting pedigree behind it. Two of the developers – Artur Ganzyniec and Jacek Brezinski – have both previously worked on CD Projekt Red's The Witcher.
It's certainly an interesting pivot, trading fantasy for reality and combat for a light management system. However, both have a strong focus on the story with Wanderlust's developers describing it as a book that's also a game. And you can see there's weight to the claim when you learn there are over 300,000 words in the game.
The set up to Wanderlust is there are five explorers in a small bistro who are all swapping stories. As they tell each other about their adventures you will assume the role of that storyteller – having to manage their expenses as well as looking after their mental health.
Balancing all of these different attributes is important as it will affect the story that's told. You'll also be able to choose different options occasionally which may also alter parts of the narrative. There will be four novels and five short stories in total.
These stories will take you all over the world, from the Rapa Nui all the way to the Antarctic. They'll also follow a variety of characters including a first-time traveller and a jaded reporter. The developers are hoping that you'll be able to relate to some of these stories which touch on topics like searching for love, dealing with grief and hope.
It's an interesting concept for a game and if you do enjoy both reading and emotional stories but enjoy the idea of a bit more interaction that you'd normally find in a novel, then Wanderlust might be for you. It is available now on the App Store as a premium game that costs £9.99/$9.99.Check out our news section to discover the latest, and greatest, games.