Factsheet

Developer:
Silverstring Media
Based in Vancouver, BC

Release date:
May 19, 2014

Platforms:
PC / Mac

Website:
glitchhikers.com

Regular Price:

Pay What You Want

Description

Have you ever driven alone late at night? Found yourself thinking thoughts you’d never have anywhere else? Weird music playing on the radio? Glitchhikers is about that experience. Every drive is a journey. Every thought a conversation. What do you see when you look out at the night sky?

History

Glitchhikers was conceived as a thematic experience, coming from the memory of driving along the I-5 late at night and the introspective thought process that resulted. Every drive is a journey -- not just of the road, but potentially of the self as well. Glitchhikers attempts to reproduce that kind of journey. It's not designed to give the player any particular experience, but rather to allow the player to have their own experience.

Features

  • Experience driving along a highway late at night
  • Features an original soundtrack of thematic music
  • Explore questions about life and the universe, and the journey with random strangers you pick up on the road, through a branching and elegantly minimal dialogue system
  • Plays in about 15 minutes
  • Rewards multiple playthroughs with multiple possible conversations

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Finalist for Best Indie Game of 2014, Canadian Videogame Awards" Toronto, Ontario, 21 November, 2014


Selected Articles

  • "Glitchhiker's guided introspection has taught me more about the universe and myself in 15 minutes than most other games manage across a number of hours."
    - Chris Priestman, Kill Screen
  • "...definitely one to watch."
    - Jared Rosen, Indie Statik
  • "Glitchhikers is fifteen minutes of poetic, thought provoking little moments."
    - Antony Stevens, Indie Game Magazine
  • "...a fantastically surreal concept."
    - , Alpha Beta Gamer

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About Silverstring Media

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Silverstring Media is a new media design and production company in Vancouver, BC. We are storytellers and game designers, writers and architects. We believe in pushing the boundaries of digital media, interactive experiences, and what it means to be a game. We are dedicated to experimentation in form and content, and in bringing diversity to our stories and culture.

More information
More information on Silverstring Media, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Glitchhikers Credits

ceMelusine
Design, Programming, Art

Lucas J.W. Johnson
Writing, Design, Website

Andrew Grant Wilson
Design, Editing

Claris Cyarron
Ineffability Consulting

Devin Vibert
Music

Jacob Burgess
Voice of the Radio


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