The effortlessly charming Letters – a written adventure is Switzerland-based studio 5am Games GmbH‘s upcoming title for 2020. Meet Sarah, an eleven-year-old girl from Switzerland embarking upon a pen-pal adventure. Through handwritten letters, drawings, and messengers, Sarah’s story is spun into a visual reality that you, the player, interact with. Navigate your world as a minuscule Sarah manipulating her present and her future by changing words on the page before her. Letters describes itself as:
“Letters – a written adventure is a multilinear coming of age story told through pen pal letters. Players can pick up and change words from the text to solve riddles, interact with the environment and change the course of the story.”
Revolving around timeless themes such as friendship and the passing of childhood, Letters wraps itself in thoughtful messaging complemented by a deeply nostalgic, delightfully purposeful visual style. Letters is currently planned for release on Steam sometime in 2020, but also aims to launch on Switch and mobile. For an extra dose of darling in your gaming catalog, be sure to jot down a reminder about this modest indie gem.