Volume combines Mike Bithell’s flair for story-telling with a cool futuristic spin on Robin Hood, as aptly illustrated by this launch trailer.
I have played Volume and can tell you it is perhaps even more charming than Thomas Was Alone, despite not trading on the narrated gimmick. It’s a very different style of game, of course – a stealth adventure rather than a platformer – but that Bithell feel is there in the excellent voice acting and player-friendly narrative pacing.
Speaking of which: here’s a live-action launch trailer. The villainous voice you hear is none other than Andy Serkis, he of Gollum fame among many other varied roles, who was just one of a number of talents who signed on.
In other Volume news, I managed to fix my PC on my lunch break and found my Steam library intact, so with any luck we’ll have full impressions tomorrow. Hooray!