One of the new titles that was announced during Sony’s gamescom press conference was Murasaki Baby, a debut title from Ovosonico that will be available on the PS Vita in 2014.
Murasaki Baby’s trailer captivated its audience with its unique and astoundingly emotive protagonist and left us wanting to discover more of its enchanting story.
The new handheld title is currently in development at Ovosonico, an independent studio based in Northern Italy that was founded by former Grasshopper Manufacture Director Massimo Guarini (Killer 7, No More Heroes, Shadows of the Damned) and aims to create “unconventional and artistically crafted videogames characterised by a strong sense of authorship.”
The studio describes Murasaki Baby as being a new experiment that is “far from explosions, wars to battle and zombies to kill.” Instead it’s about “human emotions and bonding” and is said to feature “remarkable scenarios and unique atmospheres.”
Ovosonico is seeking to “challenge convention and move its audience” with Murasaki Baby, and the fact that it’s a fully hand-crafted game entirely designed by hand on paper shows you just how serious they are at achieving this goal.
The game is said to offer something different “based on a strongly emotional game design through which players will live an experience like no other.” After watching that debut trailer above you’ll no doubt understand exactly what the team means by this.
But what is Murasaki Baby actually about? Here’s a short description:
“Baby wakes up in a weird world, populated by children’s fantasies and fears. Holding a purple, heart-shaped balloon in her hand, she feels lost, homesick and vulnerable. She wants her mommy. Grab her hand and be her guide: here begins a fantastic journey through a dramatic, yet grotesque world made of children’s fantasies and fears, nightmarish visions, peculiar characters, unique environments.”
Murasaki Baby will be available for the PS Vita in 2014. Stay tuned for more updates, the El33tonline team hopes to see more of Baby at gamescom this week.