If you are looking for a new game that is different from your usual type, check it out. Gamer Girl is a new title from Wales Interactive and FMV Futures. It is a multifaceted narrative game about online streaming.
You play as a moderator for an aspiring streamer “Abicake99”. After her friend Becky’s disappearance, she recently returned to streaming. As a moderator, you can control Abi’s choices and activities and manage real-time chat – while uncovering a threat from an anonymous predator hiding in the stream’s chat.
This is the first multi-branch FMV game with a management meta-aspect. You have to constantly analyze a stream of chat comments and Abis texts to guide them through the game. If you liked Simulacra, the simulation FMV horror game (also by Wales Interactive), this game might be interesting to try out next.
For an idea of what to expect with this unique game, see the trailer below.
What makes this game interesting is that it is the first live action video game that has been completely improvised by the cast. It follows in the footsteps of horror films like The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity, but with an interactive element. The actors respond to pre-made stream text and the live chat that was written during the film.
Boost Abi’s streaming career
Make a brave choice towards Abis Canal by promoting the drama or playing it safe and risk losing viewers to other brave streamers.
It’s a balancing act in which players have to choose activities that promote Abi’s streaming career compared to those that improve their mood. You can choose streaming activities like games, chill streams, cosplay, workouts, board games and IRL excursions. Along the way, you have the opportunity to earn sweets, likes and subs, keep Abis in a positive mood and keep her streaming career on track.
You can take full control of the stream’s chat, reward good viewers and ban trolls. As you progress, you’ll unlock more powerful moderator skills. If you fail, Abi is allowed to throw you out of her stream and the game is over for you.
Outside the stream, you can exchange texts with Abi and her friends. You can help your friends or find out if they have ulterior motives towards Abi and her stream. You may discover secrets about her friend’s disappearance.
Gamer Girl will be released in September for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Is this a game you would like to record? Are you a fan of storytelling or FMV games? Let us know in the comments.