6th June: The world ended thirty-one years ago on this day.
The valley of Yaughton sits empty. Overlooking the sleepy village, the Observatory buildings sit silently, the gates locked. Cars are abandoned by the side of the road. Doors sit ajar and washing hangs uncollected on the lines. Phones ring unanswered. There are voices on the line and static on the televisions; strange lights dance in the woods and the churchyard. Children’s toys and abandoned suitcases litter the station platform where they have been dropped. Everything is still. Everybody has gone.
The answers to the mystery are all here. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be releasing exclusive game material – music tracks, screenshots, behind-the-scenes footage, development diaries, and fiction written specially for this site – which will help orientate you to the state of emergency and prepare you for your journey into the apocalypse.
This game has been a real labour of love for the past three years. We’ve been lucky to work with a small team of incredibly talented and passionate developers to craft an experience we think is unlike anything else. We hope you enjoy exploring the mystery of Yaughton Valley as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it.
Dan & Jessica, The Chinese Room