Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is an upcoming first-person adventure game set in a post-apocalyptic vision of a quaint rural village. Yes, another apocalyptic game.
However, this is one that looks like its trying to change up the way we think about post-apocalypse in games. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture is set in Shropshire, a rural county of England, and it looks to take place at the moment of apocalypse and the time immediately following.
Being developed by small studio The Chinese Room, the game is a spiritual successor to their previous title Dear Esther. The Chinese Room is making a name for itself as avant-garde developers, with criticisms of Dear Esther focusing on the lack of interactions and player involvement.
Rapture will include the ability for players to interact with the worlf around them; opening doors and manipulating objects and the like. However, it looks like that will be the extent of it. The big thing about this game is that it's trying to reinvision the apocalypse.
Unlike games like Fallout and Last of Us, with its huge, ruined cities, Rapture is trying to show what the developers feel are the little moments that truly speak to you.
"It’s not about cities being consumed in fire. Take the movie 2012 – the whole of California vanishes and you don’t feel a thing, it’s just ridiculous. The apocalypse is about people, and the connections between them." says Dan Pinchbeck, co-founder of the developing studio.
The game is a Playstation 4 exclusive, and scheduled for release on August 11, 2015.