Herald: An Interactive Period Drama – Book I & II is out for PC, Mac & Linux!
Herald is a choice-driven adventure set during colonial times. Board the HLV Herald and uncover its dark secrets in an intriguing tale about tyranny and servitude.
You are Devan Rensburg, a man of mixed heritage living in an alternate 19th century. You were born in the Eastern Colonies – but raised in the West, in the Protectorate’s capital.
In search of your roots, you booked passage on board of the HLV Herald, a ‘Protectorian’ ship set for your country of birth. During your voyage, news of colonial unrest created tensions between the diverse crew and passengers.
Months later you alone are dragged ashore. No ship, no crew. All that remains is you, your journal and a captain’s coat you were wearing. A mysterious woman is holding you captive and demands you to tell her what happened to ‘your’ ship. What you tell her, is your choice.
Happy new year everyone! After a brief holiday we’ve all returned at the office and are working very hard to finish Herald. We wrote a brief update in which we laid out all the things we still need to do.
We’ve been incredibly grateful for the support from our tumblr community, thank you so much for sharing our work in the past. You can expect to be hearing a lot more from us these coming weeks. 😉
Our final cast announcement for Herald is up!
– Jim Sterling as Robert Stoxan, a somewhat odd passenger
– Bill Dick as Rupert Brunswick, first officer of the Herald
– Christian Kippelt as Nikolaus Gehrig, the ship’s doctor
If you’re interested and like to show your support, you can add our game to your Wishlist! We’re also currently running a closed beta. If you’d like to lend a hand in improving the game, you can sign up on our forums: http://wispfire.com/forum
Very proud to have so many talented people to work with! 😀 In order of appearance:
– Bas Sligting as Cornelis Hendriksz, captain of the HLV Herald.
– Neela Bhurtun as The Rani, a mysterious woman asking about your voyage.
– Connor Mckinley as Louis Morton, an esteemed senator and one of the Herald’s most prestigious passengers.