The Raven Prologue is a free interactive graphic novel that sets the scene for the upcoming console adventure
Raven on about it
There's a definite trend emerging among game makers regarding companion experiences. More and more often, developers and publishers are releasing teaser apps on smartphones and tablets for upcoming console games.
Some of these teaser apps offer genuinely intriguing glimpses into larger game worlds, while others are just clunky, uninspiring dross.
Rather happily, The Raven Prologue fits snugly into the former category.
It's a gorgeous-looking interactive story that sets the scene beautifully for the upcoming console adventure game The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief.
In this game / book / video hybrid, Nordic Games tells a short story about some of the characters you'll encounter in the main game, including the Raven himself and young French police officer Nicolas Legrand.
While you don't have any particular control over the direction of the story, you can explore the interactive scenes to find out more about the events going on around you.
Best of all, the tale being told is well written, and the voice acting is pretty darn good, too. Furthermore, the stark '60s-inspired look really sparks proceedings to life.
If you're looking for an intriguing little game with a solid, engaging story that doesn't actually involve doing much, then The Raven Prologue is well worth checking out.