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Today’s Spotlight is We Were Here Together, the newest game in the We Were Here franchise by Total Mayhem Games.
In this latest installment in the co-op only puzzle franchise, players control the last two members of an artic expedition that must rescue the other members of their team when they become trapped in an ancient and mysterious stronghold. Players will need to work together to solve the game’s complex escape room-style puzzles, often having to use walkie-talkies to describe their surroundings. You can check out the launch trailer above.
We Were Here Together is available on Windows PC and Mac via Steam for $12.99.
Here’s a rundown of the game:
Embark on a puzzle solving adventure in which you and a partner must prove you can communicate and work together to escape the haunted Castle Rock.
It all begins with an emergency flare lighting up the sky and a distress call waking you from uneasy dreams. Your fellow Antarctic explorers are in trouble, and the two of you left at base camp must work together to launch a rescue mission. If only you knew what you were getting into…
From the research base camp you’ll need to figure out a way to get to the source of the distress flare. Once you’re through the frozen Antarctic wastes, you’ll find yourselves separated inside a medieval castle, facing puzzles, secrets, and dangers! You and your partner start out with nothing but your wits and a walkie-talkie each. Observation, smart communication and teamwork will be the only way to escape from the sinister Castle Rock.
For returning fans of the We Were Here series, this time you can expect even more puzzles, longer play time, new mechanics, and discover more of the story behind the Antarctic expedition and Castle Rock itself…
- Spine-tingling story: uncover a dark history, and become closer acquainted with the malevolent being known only as ‘the Jester’. Who, or what, is he?
- Walkie-talkie: you must communicate to progress – find out just how good you are at describing and explaining your surroundings
- Puzzle packed: work together to solve this captivating digital escape room
- Mysterious locales: explore the expedition base camp, frozen Antarctic valleys, and the sinister Castle Rock itself
NOTE: This game is co-op only. It requires both players to have a working PC-compatible microphone and an internet connection.
Your voice will have to lead the way.
You and your expedition partner must traverse the Antarctic wasteland and infiltrate an ominous medieval castle. All you start with is a pair of walkie-talkies – will you be able to work together on the same wavelength?
Two minds will have to think alike.
Immerse yourself in an intriguing cooperative experience as you and your partner puzzle your way through a series of thrilling situations. Discover brand new environments and mysteries, together.
We were not alone…
Darkness has engulfed the once magnificent Castle Rock and its surroundings. Can you discover the truth behind the grim fate of the fallen citadel and make it out alive… or will the original inhabitants catch you on your way out?
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