Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture rises up to PC0 Comments
The Chinese Room’s first-person adventure game Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture made its debut on PC yesterday. The narrative-driven game recently won three, yes that’s right three, BAFTA awards this past week in the United Kingdom, which is a pretty huge deal for an indie studio.
In case you’re still stuck here on Earth, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is an immersive adventure where you play as the last person in a small English town called Shropshire, embarking on a quest to figure out just where everyone has disappeared to. It’s one of those games that drops you in the middle of town with only a line of dialogue to go on, and doesn’t even pack you a lunch. It’s wonderful.
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture took home the awards for Audio Achievement and Music, and Merle Dandridge, who played as Dr. Katherine Collins, won Best Performer. It’s really not a surprise at all if you’ve had the pleasure of immersing yourself in the melodious and beautiful, albeit sad and thought-provoking, world.
The game was released as a PlayStation 4 exclusive on August 11, but after its immediate critical success there’s no wonder that The Chinese Room decided to port the game through to PC where they had their beginnings with Dear Esther. You can pick it up now on Steam for $19.99, and start unraveling the mysterious of Shropshire for yourself.