Developer Joint Custody have announced their new project Scéal, a narrative-driven adventure for desktop and mobile, and it’s one of the most unique looking games I’ve seen in a long time. Scéal (pronounced Shkeal for those playing at home) is about a girl who has died and returned to the world of the living as a spirit. She has no recollection of her previous life, but in order to move on to the afterlife she must provide the Raven of the Dead details of that life lest she end up aimlessly wandering the Earth as a spirit for the rest of eternity. It’s an interesting premise with an even more interesting visual style, and Scéal is steeped in Irish folklore. Check out the video.
As you can see the world of Scéal is like one giant living painting, with pieces that morph and shift as you move through it. Your goal will be to wander the world and learn enough about your previous life to satisfy the Raven of the Dead, but I’m guessing that there will be much more to it than that. I imagine the girl’s life itself will be full of intrigue. Scéal will be heading to Steam for PC and Mac as well as iOS and Android as a premium game in the next couple of months, so expect more from this interesting-looking game soon.