Today, Everbyte released the tenth and final episode of Duskwood, an immersive detective story that has been released over the last two years. Over this time span, more than 15 million people downloaded the application and started their search for Hannah, a girl that has vanished under mysterious circumstances. The final episode is by far the longest and overshadows each of its preceding episodes in terms of production quality. According to testers, the final of the game series is an emotional rollercoaster ride that has multiple twists before the mask of the culprit finally falls.
There have been many rumors about a second season or a sequel in online communities, but nothing has officially been confirmed yet. According to developer Everbyte, there is information about the next project hidden in the final episode that becomes accessible to players once they’ve solved the case.
Over the last two years, Duskwood has become the gold standard when it comes to interactive detective stories for mobile devices, and now, with the whole storyline being available, it is the best time to start if you haven’t already.
Who plays Duskwood? Is it interesting for me?
The audience of the modern thriller is spread across all countries which are presumably due to the wide range of characters and a captivating story everyone can relate to. It’s played in a messenger-like environment but you don’t have to be an avid reader to easily follow along. Your freedom of choice and the fact that you receive multimedia content like images, voice messages, and even phone calls gets you close to the action and provide goose bumps especially if the kidnapper makes use of it.
Duskwood is a modern detective game in which the player is trying to crack a mysterious kidnapping case. With the help of a messenger and other multimedia content, such as voice messages, pictures, and video chats, the player is on a quest to find the kidnapper. As a result, he becomes a target himself.
Duskwood is a small, quaint village surrounded by a dense forest. Strangers rarely get lost in this remote area and when they do, they always describe the place as weird or even scary. The locals of Duskwood have never been worried about this. However, in the last 72 hours, many things have changed, and even the villager’s concerns are growing: A girl has disappeared and the mysterious legends that are surrounding the ancient forest seem to come alive… There is no trace of the kidnapped girl Hannah Donford. At least not until her friends receive a message from her phone. This message only contains a phone number… your phone number! This strange circumstance brings the group new hope, but what does that mean for you? … Will you respond?
The game is played in a WhatsApp-style messenger. The player does not play another person but becomes part of the story as himself. Hints on Hannah’s whereabouts can be found hidden all through the game but the main focus is on the dialog with the other characters. They are embodied by actors and have an authentic life of their own. For example, they update their statuses, pursue hobbies and share news via video calls. Additionally, the player has the opportunity to unlock further hints and story segments by performing spy missions (such as hacking into cloud storage or listening in on private conversations). The plot is perfectly balanced between mystery and classic thriller, which offers players an exciting and immersive detective experience.
Duskwood is currently available in English, German, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Polish, French, and Korean. Other languages are planned.
Everbyte is an Indie Game Studio based in the Black Forest – Germany. The small team is focused on story-driven mobile games.