If you’ve been as pumped for Afterparty as we have, then you’ll be happy to know that the Afterparty release date is October 29! That’s right, partying with Satan is our idea of a good time, and it looks like we’re gonna be just in luck.
For those not in the know, you play as two teenagers in Afterparty who have met an early demise and are kicking about in Hell. However, not to be outsmarted, they figure out that escaping an eternal sentence Down Under is actually as simple as navigating a loophole that many of us may even be qualified to exploit: if you can drink the Devil under the table, then you’re free to go. There’ll be a myriad of drinks to choose from, and a whole ton of drinking games to play, so those proficient in keg stands may find that real-life skills translate excellently to this wacky and wonderful premise.
The game’s slick art design is reminiscent of Oxenfree by way of Hereditary, and it looks like the core mechanics that made Oxenfree such a hit (including the heavy focus on character dialogue, decision-making and environmental cues) rear their heads once more in this stylishly dark take on life, death, and redemption. With original music by scntfc, who also worked on Oxenfree, it’s bound to be a real riot.
The two player characters, Milo and Lola, will benefit from the different drinks that you choose to imbibe; they’ll give you buffs, abilities, and sometimes even broaden the range of choices that you can make while you’re navigating demonic pubs. Choose wisely, though. Your choices will have consequences not only for yourself but also for the demons and for the landscape of Hell, especially if you choose to flirt with Satan (and yes, you can flirt with Satan).
We’re definitely excited to get our hands on this game when it releases soon on October 29, and you can bet that at least one person on our team is going to try and see if it’s possible to romance their way out of Dante’s Inferno.