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Developer: Red Thread Games
From the studio that brought you Dreamfall Chapters, and the creative team behind The Longest Journey and The Secret World, comes a first-person psychological mystery set in 1920s Norway.
The year is 1923. You play Edward Charles Harden, an American traveller who's come to Norway to find his missing sister. But you're not alone: at every step of the way, Edward's accompanied by his ward, Lissie; a gregarious, independent and enigmatic young woman. Together, you must explore this scenic coastal community — nestled amongst the fjords and mountains of rural Norway — in your search for Edward's sister, and unearth the darkness that lies beneath the picturesque surface.
"I am not alone": explore 1920s coastal Norway accompanied by a living, breathing, independent companion
Interact with your companion, Lissie, through a realistic and dynamic dialogue system
Experience a thrilling tale through the eyes of an increasingly unreliable narrator
Find your own path through a scenic setting that changes with the weather and Edward's mental state
"A story about what lies beneath": piece together a gripping narrative with unexpected twists and turns
A beautiful original musical score from award-winning composer Simon Poole (Dreamfall, The Secret World, The Park, Dreamfall Chapters)
Written by Ragnar Tørnquist (The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, The Secret World, Dreamfall Chapters)
Designed and developed by the team behind Dreamfall Chapters
Fully voiced in English, with motion-captured characters
Draugen story trailer
Draugen teaser trailer
Despite its narrative shortcomings, Draugen still has plenty to offer. Graavik has no shortage of beautiful views and stunningly detailed locations. In under three hours, Draugen pulls off a series of well-composed shots that are worth the entry price alone. Teddy and Lissie's story never reaches its full potential, but there are worse ways to spend a few hours than exploring a wind-swept fjord.