The Wreck, an emotional 3D visual novel that launched to critical acclaim earlier this year, makes it way to mobile soon
The emotionally driven visual novel The Wreck, which launched earlier this year on consoles and PC to quite a bit of critical acclaim, is set to release on iOS and Android come October 3rd of this year. This unique, mature visual novel experience transports players into the role of a failed screenwriter named Junon as she is transported through a non-linear story where she must piece together her life and collect her scattered brain to overcome her tumultuous present.
The Wreck is a game that is designed to pull on your heartstrings first and foremost. It’s full of powerful and relatable troubles and traumas that are sure to put your emotions through the wringer, as the primary focus of the game is the fact that Junon’s mother is in the hospital in critical condition. That’s only one of the many troubles our protagonist is currently facing, however, and you’ll uncover more and more as you attempt to help her centre herself and navigate the toughness of life.
There’s a small cast within The Wreck, and you’ll meet and learn about each and every single one of them. This smaller number of characters allows for a sort of quality over quantity type of philosophy, and really allows each character to shine and become a lot more of a personal connection than if the game had a massive number of people to learn about.
Instead, it’s all about Junon and those associated with her within her personal life. You’ll meet all of them as you jump between past, present, and future, all in an effort to just gather up those thoughts and discover how exactly Junon’s life got to the point it’s at. Eventually, it all becomes a rather striking tale of grief, trauma, parental relationships, and the often Sisyphean checkpoints in life that we all often hit but must navigate through anyway.
With an Honorable Mention for Excellence in Narrative from the IGF itself under its belt, The Wreck is sure to be an experience you won’t forget. You’ll be able to try it out for yourself when it launches on October 3rd this year.