A Parisian developer under Arte, a Franco-German, government-funded publisher has a Frankenstein-inspired project in the works and it's not focused on the famous monster. La Belle Games introduces a recreation of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel with The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature.
With a water-color art style, The Wanderer presents an adventure narrative to play through. It was stated by Arte co-producer Adrien Larouzée that the story of Frankenstein was a tale on what it meant to be human. As such the game will be taking on "…what happens when a child’s soul is part of an adult body, and that child doesn’t understand the way the world works.”
In the game, a young Dr. Frankenstein shows the creature the world. There will be choices given to the player and with each choice made, it will affect the creature’s emotional reactions.
For those who don't know, Arte is a publisher mainly devoted to releasing artistically valuable games that promote culture in its home countries. Given that the story of The Wanderer was conceived by a Briton who was traveling in Switzerland, the game is considered as a representation of an idea of European integrity.
Set to release on Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, and mobile devices, The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature is due out later this year.