Fragments of Him launches today on Steam

Dutch indie developer Sassybot announced that its narrative video game Fragments of Him launches today on PC (Steam) for €19.99 / $19.99 / £ 14.99 with a  10% discount for the launch week. The Xbox One version will be following shortly, with the PlayStation 4 version is coming later this year.

Fragments of Him is a drama dealing with real emotions that all of us will have to face someday. It is a journey about losing a loved one, filled with both tears and happiness, and ultimately has a heart-warming message: cherish those you love and the time you have with them.

“In Fragments of Him we explore how people cope with loss and find hope for the future. We have created an emotionally realistic journey for the characters and players, using simple interactions to pull people into the story in a way that would not be possible in film or theatre,” said Elwin Verploegen, co-founder of Sassybot. “It has been amazing to see the reaction of gamers whenever we showed Fragments of Him, many of whom were deeply moved by only a short piece of the game, and so we are very excited to finally let all players experience our full story about love and hope with the launch on PC today.”

Fragments of Him is a story-driven experience, created by Sassybot in collaboration with narrative designer Mata Haggis, and with a play-time of approximately 2.5 hours. Players travel alongside four characters, learning about their lives through their regrets and treasured moments. We see the final morning of Will and gain insight into his last thoughts before an accident cuts his life short, and also join his loved ones Mary (his grandmother), Sarah (his ex), and Harry (his partner) as they come to terms with their loss. The player moves through the world in the first-person, but directs the story from outside of the protagonists, creating a unique ‘second-person’ feel to the experience.

The Xbox One version of the game will be following shortly.

Fragments of Him is a narrative-driven video game that follows the aftermath of protagonist Will’s sudden death, and how those close to him cope with his loss. Players experience memories and snapshots of four lives, including victim Will, his boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, and grandmother. Fragments of Him is available on PC. The Xbox One version, via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program, will be following shortly after the PC release and the PS4 version will come later this year. The game is supported by funding from the Dutch Stimuleringsfonds and Gamefonds.

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