Micro-indie developer TriTrie Games and publisher Assemble Entertainment have released the investigative full-motion video (FMV) title Jessika. The found footage story takes twists and turns with a range of emotions from loss to obsession and the lengths a person will take to cover their own mistakes.
Convinced that his daughter’s death was not suicide, Jessika’s father hires a private investigator. Enter the player. Using only a laptop and the determination for the truth players probe into the suspicious suicide and the events leading up to the moment. In the investigation one will journey through the victim’s digital footprint to piece together the tangled web of events that unfolded.
Jessika is a game that we’ve really fallen for. It is unlike anything else in our roster. As perhaps one of the most compelling stories of the human condition, Jessika hooks you early on and doesn’t let go. You won’t be able to help yourself from getting completely entangled Jessika’s moving and mysterious story.Stefan Marcinek, CEO, Assemble Entertainment
The game was nominated for the German Developer Prize in Ubisoft Blue Byte’s prestigious Newcomer Award category, part of the Ubisoft Education initiative. In addition the game will be showcased at Gamescom Digital 2020 in the Indie Arena Booth with more details available here. A demo is also available on the game’s Steam page.
Jessika is available now on Windows, Mac and Linux through Steam for $12.49 USD. A special release promotion runs until September 1, 2020 that discounts the game by 20%. More information about Jessika can be found on the developer’s website and on the game’s Steam page.
TriTrie Games (@tritriegames Twitter) is a micro-indie game developer based in Cologne, Germany. The team works on creating narrative experience with the interactive found-footage novella Jessika.
Assemble Entertainment (@AssembleTeam Twitter) is an independent game developer and publisher based in Wiesbaden, Germany. The company is also the organizer of GermanDevDays a conference that allows game developers, industry experts, students, and visitors a framework to get to know each other and make connections.