Press Kit

Facts Sheet

Game:
Seers Isle,
An interactive graphic novel.

Game’s Website
Game’s Facebook
Games’s Instagram
Dev’s Twitter

Press contact:
seersisle@nova-box.com

Release Date:
September 18th 2018.

Platforms:
Steam,
itch.io,
Mac App Store,
and more to come!

Languages:
English, French.

Suggested Age Rating: 16+
mild horror/fear themes,
mild mature/suggestive themes,
non-graphic nudity and sexual content.

Developer:
Nova-box
based in Bordeaux, France.
founded in 2007.

Address:
21 rue des Retaillons
33 300 Bordeaux
France.

Phone:
+33 (0) 981 896 150

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Seers Isle is an interactive graphic novel for PC, Mac & Linux. It will be released on Tuesday, September 18th 2018.

It’s a narrative game, set in a fantasy version of medieval northern Europe, where your choices impact the fate of a group of characters.

Story

“The island… It was my prison.
For ages, I roamed the land, helpless, looking for a way out…
And then, they arrived.”

A group of shaman apprentices set foot on the shores of a sacred island to be initiated to magic.
As they progress through the wilderness, looking for the “Seers”, their spirit-guides, they realize they’re not alone.
Who is this strange horned woman they are seeing in their dreams?

Features

  • Explore the island through a diverse group of characters, depicted in a gorgeous European comic book art style.
  • Every choice matters. Each decision you make slightly alters the mood and personality of the main character as well as her relationship with the rest of the group.
  • A huge amount of content: with each playthrough, discover a novel-sized adventure and a slice of the hundreds of hand-drawn images created for the game.
  • An immersive and finely crafted soundtrack: the music adapts and shifts according to your choices and the mood of each scene.
  • Try out our dynamic dialog system: read the story like a comic book.
  • High replayability: choose your soulmate and discover the outcome of your decisions through multiple story paths and endings.

Videos

Reveal Teaser Video (Youtube)

Reveal teaser video soundtrack extra personnel: Mhairi Morrison (voice over), Christelle Canot (vocals), Céline Lezerac (violin), Claire Sciacco (violin), Adyr Francisco (viola), Gabriel Bille (cello).

Launch Trailer Video (Youtube)

Screenshots

Awards & Recognition

— Literary festival “Des Livres & Moi”, Centre François Mauriac, Domaine de Malagar, France, 2018.

Selected Articles

— “Great art direction and an absolutely lovely score sets Seers Isle miles apart from the competition”, Visual Novel ‘Seers Isle’ Will Have You Unraveling Striking Mysteries, Thomas Faust, Indie Games Plus,

— “Seer Isle once again proves that Nova-box know how to make a visual novel with choices that matter. It’s rich, artistic, emotion and mysterious, and it draws you in quickly and holds your attention rapt. The twists are surprising, the characters are relatable and the environments are gorgeous. Seers Isle is about as perfect as visual novels can get if you ask me.”, Seers Isle Review, Jacob Wood, Indie Hangover,

— “We need more games like Seers Isle with complex narrative intentions to demonstrate gaming’s relevance as a storytelling medium. It doesn’t hurt that this innovative story structure also includes memorable characters and inviting art design.”, Seers Isle Review, Cole Brayfield, The Indie Game Website,

— “On est donc souvent passif devant Seers Isle, mais ce n’est pas grave : cela ne nous empêche pas d’être transportés par l’univers et la narration de ce voyage initiatique.”, Les meilleurs jeux vidéo de septembre, Corentin Lamy, Le Monde,

— “Seers Isle est une histoire captivante et agréable à suivre grâce à ses personnages, ses illustrations et sa musique appuyant sur l’ambiance.”, Indie Review – Seers Isle, une dangereuse initiation chamanique, Seldell, IndieMag,

— “Seers Isle est bien plus captivant que j’aurais pu l’imaginer. Il réussit à rendre vivant et interactif un genre qui ne l’est pas. Il faut saluer sa bande-son de grande classe, et sa direction artistique magnifique.”, Seers Isle – Le cycle des chamans disparus, Veltar, The Pixel Post,

— “Si on aime ce genre de productions, cela vaut le coup de donner un peu pour passer quelques bonnes heures de lecture un peu interactive”, Test de Seers Isle, Zekkangel, Jeux OnLine,

— “Seers Isle, une aventure narrative par le studio bordelais Nova-box”, News — “Carnet Rose”, Jarod, Gamekult,

— “[Seers Isle is one] of the in-development indie games that I’m looking forward to playing the most.”, 12 cool-looking indie games in development right now, Andy Kelly, PCGamer.

Our Story

Nova-box is small independent game studio, created ten years ago (in October 2007). During the first years, they worked mainly as subcontractors specialized in Artificial Intelligence and user experience design for larger game studios. Since 2013, they create and publish their own narrative games, starting with “Echoes, Season 1: Greenhearth” on iOS from 2013 to 2015, and followed by the critically acclaimed “Along the Edge” in 2016.

Nicolas Fouqué is a freelance artist. School of Fine Arts graduate, he also has a degree in Game Art and started making video games in 2007 at Mad Monkey Studio. Freelance illustrator since 2010, he was the art director of “9 Elefants” (Microids, 2013). He formed a long term partnership with Nova-box, and is the main artist and art director of all their games since 2013.

Geoffroy Vincens is a writer and a narrative designer. He wrote “Along the Edge” in 2016 and co-authored “Echoes” (2013-2015), “Orphan Age: Diaries” (2017), and “My Hero Firefighter” (2008).

Raphaël Le Bobinnec is a game developer. He is in charge of all things technical at Nova-box.

Camille Marcos and Julien Ponsoda, from the collective “Illustrason”, are soundtrack composers for movies and video-games. They composed and recorded the soundtrack and created the sound design of Seers Isle.

Team

Nicolas Fouqué — Art
Geoffroy Vincens — Words
Raphaël Le Bobinnec — Code
Camille Marcos & Julien Ponsoda — Music

Rachel Capie — English Localization
Alix de Yelst  — Proofreading
Benjamin Dimanche & Yannick “Tavrox” Elahee — Marketing & PR
Esther Chahian, Manon Salomon & Ambre Sedogbo
— Art Interns

The Musicians — Gabriel Bille (cello), Christelle Canot (vocals), Aldebaran Garrido (viola), Camille Marcos (flute, bass clarinet), Julien Ponsoda (trombone, guitarlele), Claire Sciacco (violin), Geoffroy Vincens (bouzouki).

Made with the support of le CNC and la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine:
“avec le soutien du FAJV, fonds cofinancé par le Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image animée et le Ministère de l’Economie et des Finances.”