During GDC last year, I had a chance to check out a very early prototype of Old Man’s Journey, a story-driven adventure game of sorts from developer Broken Rules that had charm coming out its ears. The game was in too rough of shape to show off publicly at that time, but it stuck in the back of my head as one of the games I was most excited to see come to completion. Several months later Old Man’s Journey was finally officially unveiled to the public, and it looked like it had already come a long way since I’d last seen it. Then this past February the first gameplay trailer was shown, which was stunning, and in March at GDC 2017 I was able to check out Old Man’s Journey again, though this time we were able to get a wonderful hands-on demo. Now everything is about to come to a head as Old Man’s Journey is officially complete and launching on May 18th.
In Old Man’s Journey you’ll play as the titular old man as he travels through a variety of environments, recounting his life along the way. While heavily story-driven, the “game" part of Old Man’s Journey involves a really unique mechanic where you can move parts of the environment to create a clear path for the old man to journey across. It’s the type of game that’s filled with all sorts of fun little details to discover. Price has yet to be determined, but I simply can’t wait for Old Man’s Journey to arrive later this month on May 18th at whatever the heck price they wanna charge me.