Published by Modus Games and developed by Sketchbook Games, Lost Words: Beyond the Page received a new trailer at the New York Game Awards overnight. Lost Words stars Izzy, a young writer “using creativity and her journal to deal with life’s adventures.” Using a watercolour visual style and featuring 2D puzzle platforming, Lost Words is designed to feel like the pages of a diary come to life.
Throughout the game, players will use Izzy’s words to solve puzzles, create platforms and more. Designed to link story and gameplay, Lost Words was written by Rhianna Pratchett.
Pratchett is known for her work on Heavenly Sword, Overlord, Mirror’s Edge, Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider.
Since its announcement, the game has received praise and over a dozen awards during development. These include;
- Best Indie Game at Game Connection Paris
- Special Selection Indie Award at Reboot Develop
- Best of E3 from Cinelinx
Sketchbook games is calling it;
a vibrant, evocative world, unfolding new moments within an emotional story brimming with joyous, childlike zeal and mounting poignancy as that innocence adapts to life’s realities.
It will be available on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One in early 2020.