Gaminous & Whitethorn Games bring their critical darling, Lake, to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5!
Sometimes, you just need to get away from the hustle and the bustle of the big city. The quiet of smaller towns and the serenity of nature is good for the soul. Sadly, trying to find time and afford the gas to do that is near impossible right now. Luckily, Gaminous and Whitethorn Games understand, and have delivered Lake to the world! You may not be able to physically get out of town, but you can do it symbolically and virtually, with a bit of time travel, with this game.
Lake Story Trailer
In Lake, the year is 1986 and players play as Meredith Weiss. Meredith’s father is unable to perform his job as a mail carrier, so you are filling in for him for the next two weeks, putting your career at a software company in a big city on hold. Players will live life as Meredith in her quiet hometown of Providence Oaks, Oregon delivering the mail and reconnecting with the town. But regardless of what happens in those two weeks, players will have to choose whether they stay in Providence Oaks, or go back to their life in the big city.
Personally, it feels very Sweet Home Alabama to me, and I am about it. There is something miraculous about going back to a small city where things feel a lot more peaceful and manageable. The general stress level in the air just seems way less. However, I always go back. Maybe Lake can offer something that would make me consider staying. Or maybe I’ll just try to make a bunch of horrible decisions and leave. The game boasts it doesn’t have wrong or right answers so let’s make a mes- erm make our own decisions.
Key Lake Gameplay Features:
- Escape to a beautiful, rustic environment without cellphones and the Internet.
- Drive around the lake in your dad’s trusty mail truck, or let the auto-pilot do the work.
- Talk to a range of engaging characters, each with their own personalities and quirks.
- Choose after-work activities: hang out with your friends, help out your neighbors or stay home and read a book.
- Experience two weeks of branching story that doesn’t shy away from slice-of-life themes.
- Determine your own story: there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers or endings, simply what you want to happen.
Lake is now available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 as well as Xbox and PC. Get your copy now so you can virtually, or symbolically, revisit your past and change your mindset… or start a dumpster fire. I don’t know how you want to play. no judgment.
PUBLISHER: WHITETHORN GAMES
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
PLATFORMS: XBOX, PC, PS4, PS5
PRICE: $19.99 USD
RATING: IARC M
It’s September 1, 1986. You take on the role of forty-something Meredith Weiss, who returns from the big city to her quiet hometown. She exchanges her busy career at a software company to fill in for her dad, the local mail carrier. During her two-week stay in beautiful Providence Oaks, Oregon, she runs into a few familiar faces as well as plenty of new folks. As Meredith, you get to decide who to talk to, who to befriend and perhaps even start a romantic relationship with.
Whatever happens, at the end of her stint she’ll have to make up her mind: return to her demanding job in the big city, or stay in the town she grew up in?
Does the story of Lake related to you? Do you like your hometown? Or is big city life the way to go? Let us know what you think in the comments below and be sure to share your reactions and choices you make in the game with us on Twitter!