The Hitchcock-inspired thriller/mystery indie game Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View has become available on PC via Steam. From developer White Paper Games and publisher Sold Out, the title will be released for the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch in early 2022.
Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View comes from the creators of Ether One and The Occupation. It has been described as a “gripping observational thriller set in 1950s England.” From the promo material, you can tell that it has been inspired by the movie Rear Window, with players needing to observe the actions of a bunch of characters to solve a mystery.
The premise of this new game involves an eight-year-old Charlotte May being reported missing from Dahlia View. Hearing the news, retired detective Robert Conway decides to search for the truth behind the child’s disappearance. Robert Conway starts observing his neighbors from his apartment window and begins piecing the puzzle.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring you our third title as a team,” shared Pete Bottomley, Co-Founder of White Paper Games. “We’ve worked hard to create a detective thriller that puts you in the role of a retired investigator balancing the conflict between a promise to his daughter and finding a missing 8-year-old girl. White Paper Games is now in its 10th year of development and we’re looking forward to seeing players piece together their investigation in Dahlia View.”
Below is the trailer showing the game’s graphics and gameplay. It sure looks like the narrative will feature lots of twists and turns!
Judging from the trailer, Robert’s daughter, a police officer, isn’t into the idea of her father getting himself involved in such a case. So, expect some interesting father-daughter drama because you know Robert won’t be giving up easily. I also like how Robert isn’t confined to his room. From the trailer, it appears players can have Robert move around in different locations and even interact with the suspects face-to-face.
You can go ahead and buy or Wishlist Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View right now on Steam. As of writing this piece, the game’s available for $9.44, a 10% discount from the original $10.49 price. The discount will end on November 9, 2021.
Coming to the developer, White Paper Games is an independent studio based in Manchester, UK. The company’s goal is to offer compelling narratives that stay with you after finishing the game.
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(via press release)
Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.