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A New Trailer is Released for The Piano

A New Trailer is Released for The Piano

A New Trailer is Released for The Piano

The noir mystery adventure from Mistaken Visions, launching in January 2017, takes place in Paris in the 1940s


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Where does it hurt, John?

In The Piano, you become failed pianist John Barnerway. You have two brothers, both celebrities. And both have suddenly and inexplicably died (or been murdered).

As if struggling with these devastating losses weren’t enough, you’ll also have to deal with mental illness — your own.

You are hounded by the press. Some even think you could be the murderer. You must take to the streets of Paris and search for clues concerning what really happened.

With your doctor to guide you, you’ll be making your way through the dark corners of your fractured psyche as well. Search for pieces of your broken mind as you witness both the pain and beauty you’ve experienced in life.

The Piano‘s noir-inspired aesthetic combines several genres. Its story-driven narrative takes place in both the past and present. You’ll experience a haunting, deeply personal storyline.

There are puzzles (as well as a mystery) to solve. The game has a survival-horror aspect in that you’ll be fending off mysterious enemies who want to keep the truth hidden from you.

Development of The Piano started five years ago and primarily represents the effort of just one individual: 22-year-old Jonathan Stemmildt of Hamburg:
I had a clear vision for the sort of game I wanted to make, but I set out to prove is that you don’t need a gigantic budget to make a game that finds even a small audience who understand what it is looking to achieve. We wanted to create a good mix of retro Resident Evil-style survival horror, modern horror such as Amnesia, and the unusual storytelling of Dear Esther. I hope people think we’ve achieved that.

The Piano has been Greenlit and will be released on Windows in January 2017.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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