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Virginia

An adventure game created by an independent studio Variable State. The player assumes the role of a rookie FBI agent, who receives a task of investigating the case of a young boy’s disappearance. The plot is filled with supernatural elements, and science-fiction motifs.

Adventure | FPP

Virginia cover

developer: Variable State

publisher: 505 Games

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Game mode: single player

game release date:

22Sep2016

PC PS4 XONE

Virginia is an adventure game, created for PC, PS4 and XONE. The game was developed by an independent studio Variable State.

Plot

We assume the role of a female FBI agent, having only recently started service. Joined by a partner, we visit a drowsy city, to investigate a case of a young boy’s disappearance. The titular state of Virginia has been presented in a fictional version, full of subtle supernatural occurrences, and light science-fiction threads. The developers do not try to hide their inspiration: TV shows from the 90’s, including Twin Peaks.

Mechanics

Virginia, released on PC, PS4 and XONE, is a narrative-driven adventure, so it mainly focuses on telling a story, rather than solving riddles. Making difficult moral choices with different outcomes is also not a part of this production. The developers had one, exact story to tell, and wanted to achieve their goal in the most spectacular way possible.

We observe in the events from the position of the female protagonist, but the whole process plays out in a rather unusual way. Variable State’s developers went for a more cinematic way of conducting narration, placing a special emphasis on montage, which results in many cinematic shots. The other solution rarely observed in this genre is lack of dialogue. The scenes begin once the conversation had ended, or conclude before a conversation begins. At the same time, such solutions give the game a very strange and eerie atmosphere, as wherever our character goes, all we hear is dead silence.

Technical aspects

Virginia for PC, PS4 and XONE has been created in full 3D. The authors used an unusual visual style, with simplified objects and a dark palette, which results in a look imitating a grim comic.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5-2300 3.1 GHz/AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce 660/Radeon HD 7870 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Pentium G4400 3.3 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650/Radeon R7 250 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7

Virginia Game Guide
Virginia Game Guide

game guide 13 October 2016

The Virginia game guide features a large set of clues and tips as well as a very detailed walkthrough with information on all collectibles. This will allow you to complete the game in 100% and unlock all of the Steam achievements.

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Virginia review – Twin Peaks meets The X-Files
Virginia review – Twin Peaks meets The X-Files

game review 29 September 2016 13:00

Made with a cinematic flair, Virginia tells a subtly emotional story with image alone. This game is trying to push the envelope when it comes to the limits of walking simulators while creating an eerie atmosphere reminiscent of Twin Peaks or The X-Files.

Twin Peaks-inspired interactive thriller Virginia gets a new trailer
Twin Peaks-inspired interactive thriller Virginia gets a new trailer

news 07 September 2016 14:37

Virginia - an interactive thriller inspired by the cult TV show Twin Peaks - has just got a new trailer. The video gives a taste of the game's unique art style and music.

Virginia, a silent, Twin Peaks-esque indie adventure, coming September 22; play the demo
Virginia, a silent, Twin Peaks-esque indie adventure, coming September 22; play the demo

news 26 August 2016 14:16

Virginia, a first-person, Twin Peaks-inspired interactive thriller developed by Variable State, will be out on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One September 22. With the game’s launch drawing near, a playable PC demo has been released.

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