Canadian independent developer Creative Bytes Studios has set an end of May release date for their sci-fi narrative adventure, Return to Grace. Embark on a dangerous mission in the distant future to discover what happened to Grace, an ancient artificial intelligence.
Adamari “Adie” Ito is an archaeologist in the year 3820 AD. Her life’s work is to understand why humanity’s most outstanding technological achievement, the ancient AI Grace, when silent 900 years in the past. Alone and with limited resources, Adie embarks on a dangerous journey to Ganymede and solve this great mystery.
As a team, we’re incredibly passionate about telling impactful, character-led stories and doing the unexpected. We were blown away by the reception to The Vale: Shadow of the Crown and hope that players will embrace Return to Grace, and its ‘60s sci-fi-inspired narrative, just as warmly.Paul Caporicci, CEO of Creative Bytes Studios
Gameplay takes players, as Adie, through perilous environments. Even though players are alone, they are not truly alone. The retro-futurist structure on Ganymede contains several fragmented AI characters. These characters provide both humor and perspective during Adie’s exploration of the structure.
Both Addie and the AI entities are fully voiced featuring talent from Karen Knox (Far Cry 6, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate), Athena Karkanis (Suits, House of Cards), Alexandra Ordolis (The Mist, Shadowhunters), and Dick Terhune (Diablo Immortal, Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong).
Players will need to deploy their sci-fi investigative skills during their first-person deep dive dig into Grace’s origins and connection to humanity. Exploration, investigation, solving puzzles, and hacking the environment are all key to being successful. Depending upon playstyle and decisions made, different endings can be unlocked.
Return to Grace Release Details
Return to Grace will arrive on Windows PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store on May 30, 2023. Players can wishlist the game now.
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Creative Bytes Studios (@CBytesStudios Twitter, @CreativeBytesStudios Facebook, YouTube) is an independent game developer based in St. Catharines in Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2013, the studio is a proud member of the Niagara region’s growing independent development community. The studio’s core team features industry veterans who have previously worked together at Silicon Knights. Striving to create compelling story-driven titles, the studio has amassed a portfolio that includes Embers of Mirrim, The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, and the upcoming Return to Grace.