Today, Whitethorn Games — publisher of indie hits like Wytchwood, Princess Farmer, and the recently released beekeeping sim APICO — alongside game developer Gamious are excited to announce that, Lake — their relaxing, critically acclaimed, interactive story game — is now available on Stadia via Stadio Pro. That’s not all — publisher Perp Games are pleased to announce a June 21, 2022 release date for the physical edition of the game in North America. As well, Perp Games are committed to the planet and reducing their own carbon footprint to neutral, and they have joined forces with Eden Reforestation Project to plant two trees for every copy of the game sold.
Meredith Weiss deserves a break, and so do you. Travel back to 1986 and take on the role of 40-something-year-old Meredith — an overworked programmer at a software company — who leaves the fast-paced drudgery of her big city life and returns to her quiet, rustic hometown. During her two-week vacation in the beautiful lakeside community of Providence Oaks, Oregon, she’ll fill in for her dad — the local mail carrier — where she will not only deliver letters and parcels to new and old friendly faces but will also rekindle old friendships, make new ones, and maybe even find romance. At the end of her vacation, will Meredith return to the big city and continue life as a work-a-holic programmer, or will she fall back in love and settle down in the beautiful Providence Oaks? It’s up to players to steer the story how they see fit in this slice-of-life interactive game.
Key Features of Lake include:
Go Back to the Past: Travel back to 1986 and escape to a beautiful, rustic town that is free of the stresses from smartphones, the Internet, and social media.
Trading Places: Ditch that city life and desk job and go to drive your father's mail truck in rural Oregon, or kick up your feet and let auto-pilot do the work.
Work that 9-to-5: Choose from a variety of after-work activities that include hanging with friends, helping out your neighbors, or staying in with a good book.
The Secret to my Success: Experience a branching story that doesn’t shy away from slice-of-life themes. Like life, there are no right or wrong answers.
Lake is available now on PC via Google Stadia, Steam, or Epic Games Store, Playstation 4, and Xbox X|S, with the Playstation 5 physical edition releasing on June 21, 2022. The Playstation 5 Lake physical edition (MSRB $29.99 USD) contains the full game on disc as well as a physical map of Providence Oaks.