Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is the newest title from Chinese Room, the folks behind the game Dear Esther. A PS4 exclusive, it launched this week.
A first person-adventure game (named alternatively as a first person experience, walking simulator or graphical IF) Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a post-apocalyptic tale following the stories of six different characters. The game is set and based in the area around Shropshire, an area that is at least geographically familiar to the British development team. Early screenshots showed an attractive, if lonely world:
The game is inspired by post-apocalyptic British literature from the 1950′s and 60′s, including the works of John Christopher and John Wyndam. Currently the game is out exclusively on the PlayStation 4 with no current plans to appear on any other platform. The original title from Chinese Room, Dear Esther was made for the PC, as well as their Amnesia: the Dark Descent follow-up Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. The decision to go forward with (at the very least a timed) exclusive partnership with SCE was made due to funding concerns.