By Harold Goldberg
On behalf of the New York Videogame Critics Circle, I’m happy to announce that Sketchbook Games, the makers of the upcoming “Lost Words: Beyond the Page” will premiere a brand, new trailer the upcoming game written by Rhianna Pratchett at the New York Game Awards on 1/21/20. Get your tickets here!
On a personal note, I played through a portion of Lost Words and was so impressed, I named it one of my most impressive small games of the conference. Here’s what I wrote for The Washington Post:
“E3’s sweetest and most charming game was written by generally well-regarded game scribe Rhianna Pratchett. Much different than her work on the “Tomb Raider” series, this story follows a young girl through the stages of grief as she writes her first piece of fiction set in the beautiful fantasy world of Estoria. You proceed forward as your character jumps on words from her diary, then moving more words, which open portals to her bucolic land of wonder. But it’s the tale that will make “Lost Words” memorable to players. In the first 15 minutes, you’ll choke up and shed a tear (in a good way). This is Pratchett’s finest writing to date.”
Even after E3, I would think about the game from time to time. It’s full of great story, so I expected that to happen. I just wanted to know more. Now, I can – and we all can – with a new trailer at the New York Game Awards.
Journalist/author Harold Goldberg is the Founder of the New York Videogame Critics Circle and the New York Game Awards.