Adrift unveiled at gamescom

Sunday, 21st August 2011 23:51 GMT By Brenna Hillier

French developer Dontnod showed off a mysterious new project at gamescom last week, a future dystopia currently titled Adrift.

IGN reports the third-person game is set in 2084, a deliberate century-on nod to George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, in the city of Neo-Paris.

In this not-so-distant future, citizens have devices called Sensaton Engines (or Sensen for short) hardwired into their bodies, at the back of the neck. Plot details are hazy, but the game’s tagline is “remember you soon” and there’s a suggestion that the memories these devices control aren’t as secure as you would hope.

The game will feature combat, exploration and puzzle solving, and is expected in late 2012. Check out this cinematic teaser to get a feel, a well as a gallery of concept art.



  1. triggerhappy

    Wow. Some of they images are beautiful. I really like the look of this. I read somewhere that if they can’t find a publisher there just going to publish it themselves. They obviously have faith in what they’ve got so far.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. deathgaze

    … and all they have is concept art. I’ll be impressed when I see gameplay footage. If it’s even close to the combat art. And even then, probably not unless the game is any good.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Brenna Hillier

    Well, to be fair, it’s over a year from completion at a small studio. You can do a lot of damage to your sales by showing pre-alpha and alpha graphics.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. triggerhappy

    Yeh they must have more than concept art. If it’s to be out by late next year, there’s more than just concept art.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ultramega

    Kotaku was pretty impressed by this, if I remember correctly. Looks like it could be something special.

    #5 3 years ago

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