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Crowdfunded game Whispering Willows is set for release in the next few weeks. The horror puzzle game is one of the intriguing projects we’ve been looking at, first covering it in a 2013 Crowdfunding Spotlight. Here’s a quick description of the game:

Game Description

Young Elena Elkhorn embarks on a harrowing journey to find her missing father and discover the secrets of the Willows Mansion. Aiding her journey is a unique amulet, she received from her father, which allows her to astral project her spirit into a ghostly-realm and communicate with the dead. Play as Elena to find her missing father, use your astral projection to solve the mansion’s tricks and puzzles, help the lingering souls and discover so much more in Whispering Willows.

Game Features

  • Stunning Visuals and Mysteries Galore: Experience an eerie soundtrack as you overcome a myriad of puzzles and tricks in a stunning 2D graphics world.
  • Strong Narrative: Revel in the strong narrative, diverse characters and unique environments as you learn of the haunting history of the Willows Mansion.
  • The Choices: Whispering Willows will be coming to the OUYA and will be available to purchase on Steam for PC, MAC and Linux.

Whispering Willows will be coming to the OUYA May 27th. It will be released on Steam a few weeks later, on June 17th. Check out some of the images and artwork for the game below, as well as a press release for the game.

Get in Touch with your Spectral Side: Whispering Willows Coming Soon

Narrative-Driven Horror Experience Coming to OUYA on May 27 and PC on June 17

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – May 19, 2014 – Whispering Willows, a horror puzzle game from Night Light Interactive that features beautiful 2D visuals and a haunting, well-spun narrative, will be launching on OUYA on May 27. Additionally, the game will be available on Steam on June 17. Watch the launch trailer for Whispering Willows here:  http://youtu.be/FPYe4hlSFEU

In Whispering Willows, players will take on the role of Elena, a young girl with the extraordinary power to project her spirit outside of her body, as she explores the shadowy, atmospheric world of the Willows Estate. As a spirit unbound by physical form, Elena can traverse otherwise-unsurmountable obstacles and interact with other ghosts to piece together the dark history of the house – but she will have to use both her spectral and physical forms in order to solve puzzles, navigate through the sinister estate, and find her lost father.

The game has already won a number of honors for its atmosphere and story, including winning the Seattle Indie Gaming Competition in 2014 and the Cerebral Indie Developer Grant in 2013. Whispering Willows also placed as a finalist in the Captivate Conference Game Design Competition, and won “Most Immersive” at the 2013 OUYA CREATE Game Jam.

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Jeff has been a supporter of the website and campaign since the beginning. Joining in for E3 2012, he worked his way up the ranks quickly, making it to the Editing Manager post at the beginning of 2013. Jeff has a wide variety of tastes when it comes to gaming and pretty much likes anything that is quirky, although his favorite genres are Action, Platforming, and RPG. Outside of gaming, Jeff is a musician, being trained as a trombonist for Jazz and Classical music, and holds a degree in Sound Recording.