Fête de famille (Family gathering) is a visual novel-slash-animated film from ARTE, coming to mobile in 2022

Fête de famille (Family gathering) is a visual novel-slash-animated film from ARTE, coming to mobile in 2022
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An intriguing new title from ARTE is coming soon to mobile devices. Fête de famille (Family gathering) is a narrative game that dives into the heart of family reunions - in particular, about the ups, downs, and craziness of it all.

Part visual novel and part interactive animated film, Fête de famille (Family gathering) is coming to both iOS and Android devices sometime in 2022. The player steps into the shoes of the protagonist who’s thrust into their grandfather’s 90th birthday. While a birthday celebration sounds harmless enough, players will soon find themselves caught in a web of secrets, dark truths, and generational conflicts.

“Join us for a day of family celebration,” the note on the game’s teaser trailer says. “Reunite with family members and meet new ones. Bring a dish to share and your own drinks.” Sounds fun, right? Despite being under the guise of a charming French family appearance, everyone at the reunion isn’t what they seem.

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Crucial choices will have to be made during important intersections in the story, and each decision you make might just drive a permanent wedge between family members - or even save relationships. You’ll even have to make choices about seemingly insignificant things, for instance, whether or not you want to pet a dog staring up at you. You can also choose to question it or complain - the possibilities are endless.

Fête de famille (Family gathering) will soon be available on the App Store and on Google Play, but for now, you can take a look at the teaser trailer embedded above for a sneak peek at the game.

Are you on the hunt for more games with gripping storylines that will have you turning the page - or tapping on your screen - nonstop? Why not take a look at our list of the best new mobile narrative games of 2020?

Catherine Dellosa
Catherine Dellosa
Catherine plays video games for a living and writes because she’s in love with words. Her Young Adult contemporary novel, For The Win: The Not-So-Epic Quest Of A Non-Playable Character, is her third book published by Penguin Random House SEA - a poignant love letter to gamer geeks, mythological creatures, teenage heartbreak, and everything in between. She one day hopes to soar the skies as a superhero, but for now, she strongly believes in saving lives through her works in fiction. Check out her books at bit.ly/catherinedellosabooks, or follow her on FB/IG/Twitter at @thenoobwife.