Paradise Lost is a game we’ve been following closely here on the site as it looks to be quite an interesting survival story.
You play as a 12-year-old boy named Szymon who struggles to survive in a post-apocalyptic 1980s Poland ravaged by nuclear war. In this alternate timeline, World War II didn’t end in 1945 and the Nazis never lost. The global conflict dragged on for 20 more years until Europe was completely decimated.
The game will combine Slavic mythology with retro-futuristic technology to lay out a mystery to be unfolded by Szymon as he discovers an old abandoned Nazi bunker and comes in contact with a girl named Ewa who guides him through the bunker’s strange technology.
“Using the unique lens of a child works very well with the theme,” Game Director Bogdan Graczyk explained to IGN during a demo of the game. “When we look at the aftermath of the war through the eyes of a child who is innocent, but needs to live with the consequences anyway, it’s a more powerful story. The emotional impact was always very high on our priority list of our artistic goals.”
Developer PolyAmorous says that the game will feature some unique mechanics, including how to deal with the five stages of grief; story branching that affects the characters, visual style, environment, and sound effects; a peculiar combination of pagan iconography and classic British literature; and much more.
The alternate history adventure game comes to the PS4, Xbox One and PC (on Steam and GOG) on March 24 for only $14.99.