FOG: The Story of Jacques Matthews is Torquay-based, 5-man indie developer Curiosity Studios' first title.
The game is a psychological adventure that blends deep exploration, emotional storytelling and enthralling puzzles in a seamless, immersive experience that changes with every playthrough.
Fisherman Jacques Matthews and his crew have been through a terrible storm at sea. Jacques ends up lost and disoriented on a constantly shifting island that's covered with thick fog - a fog that conceals many dangers. His crew is nowhere to be found.
He meets a strange girl who says she will help him. In order to search for his crew, unlock the island's secrets and keep his sanity, Jacques is compelled to trust her.
FOG: With the ever-changing FOG system, each playthrough is a unique experience; game structure, level placement, visuals, audio and story-related events are randomly generated
Follow the Light: The game's unique art style and lighting surrounds the player in an eerie, gorgeous world
Immersive Puzzles: Search the island and encounter immersive and engaging puzzles that test your reactions, speed, brains and mentality
Story Time: The game's deep psychological story is filled with atmospheric locations, intricate characters and mysterious unknowns
By the Gamers, for the Gamers: Developed alongside the GCPP (Gaming Community Portfolio Project), a project aiming to help fellow gamers build portfolios and achieve their dreams of jobs in the games industry.
FOG: The Story of Jacques Matthews will be released on PC and Mac in 2014.
Meanwhile, Curiosity Studios is teaming up with Arbortor Studios to produce a five-part, live-action FOGspin-off to enjoy as a build-up to FOG. Further details will be forthcoming; an announcement trailer can be viewed here.