The narrative-driven adventure and interactive musical game, Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, is broadening its reach. Publisher Humble Games and developer Summerfall Studios recently declared the game’s launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. This announcement accompanies the game’s previously slated release on PC via Steam, all scheduled for August 3.
Set in a modern fantasy realm where Greek gods coexist in secret with the human world, the game revolves around Grace, a character imbued with the power of a Muse. Her newfound abilities allow her to draw others into musical numbers, a unique talent that proves vital in uncovering the truth about her predecessor’s mysterious demise as time gradually runs out.
The game springs from the creative mind of David Gaider, a highly respected figure in the gaming industry renowned for his work on the Dragon Age setting. “Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical” presents an urban fantasy saga steeped in music, where the player’s choices significantly influence the course of events under the watchful eyes of the Fates.
“Stray Gods” offers an engaging narrative of hope, self-discovery, and personal evolution. Players can navigate their journey by strong-arming, charming, or negotiating through a landscape of branching songs. The game’s interactive musical numbers are the work of Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory and notable contributors from Tripod, providing a dynamic environment where choices directly impact both the songs and the outcomes.
As a tribute to traditional RPGs, the game weaves a tale of loss and destiny, where the protagonist seeks answers in a world that alters with each playthrough. Multiple playthroughs generate entirely distinct musical experiences, enabling players to shape the narrative in a way that reflects their desires.
The game allows players to delve into a world populated with Greek gods, monsters, and a cast of delightful, mysterious characters. Amidst uncovering the secrets behind the saga, players also have the option to stoke the fires of romance with four potential love interests.
The concept of “Stray Gods” is an amalgamation of Greek mythology, contemporary musical theater, and character-driven video games, all part of Gaider’s vision. The game showcases performances from prominent figures in the gaming industry like Laura Bailey and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, with more to be revealed soon. The game promises to cater to both video game and musical enthusiasts, offering a unique blend of both worlds.