The Talking Dead: Dyscourse Is Out

needs 'Imma eat you all right now' option pls

The Hivemind’s assorted ReviewNodes have been subject to a cruel overload this past week, so our optimistic plans to Wot I Think all over conversation-based survival adventure Dyscourse [official site] in time for launch sadly came to naught. Soon, though: John will be turning his attention to it as soon as he’s finished his nine hundred thousand million and twelve hours in Pillars of Eternity. In the meantime, consider this a comparatively timely hey-o, Dyscourse is out nod.

Owlchemy’s desert island survival/co-operation title was successfully Kickstarted for a relatively modest $45k back in 2013. Clearly I’ve not played it yet, so take nothing for granted and all that, but this here launch trailer suggests the apple hasn’t fallen too far from the pitched tree:

A little bit of the Telltale approach in there, but less bound by cinematics and with much more focus on each experience being different and far more potentially calamatious. Also there’s more cannibalism. Though I suppose The Walking Dead’s zombies are inherently cannibalistic, presuming one interprets zombies as still being mostly human, so actually Dyscourse has less cannibalism and therefore they shouldn’t brag about it in the trailer.

This BAREFACED CHICANERY aside, Dyscourse sounds excellent on paper, but John will hopefully let us know very soon if it works out in practice too. If you don’t want to wait, it’s out now. Only via Steam for the time being, though. It’s £10.99/$14.99 for the standard version or £18.99/$24.99 for a spec ed jobbie which includes downloadable art books, soundtracks and making of video gubbins.

It’s also worth noting that devs Owlchemy are also responsible for Job Simulator, perhaps the most playful of the SteamVR demos so far.

6 Comments

  1. Tukuturi says:

    Maybe it’s just an American thing, maybe it’s just me, but I read “spec ed jobbie” as some kind of weird and insensitive playground insult before realizing that it meant special edition and not special education, i.e. the public school classrooms where they segregate kids with cognitive differences.

    • VelvetFistIronGlove says:

      Maybe it’s just living in Scotland, but a “special edition jobbie” would be quite the thing.

      • CookPassBabtridge says:

        I’ve seen one. Aberdeen, outside Greggs. Saturday. 4.30am. Type 3 on the Bristol Stool Scale. “Like a sausage but with cracks on the surface”. Recorded it with pooplog link to play.google.com even though it wasn’t mine.

    • Monggerel says:

      Pretty sure I was one of the so-called “special needs” kids without ever being recognised as such. Lots of fistfights and general purpose violence with near-inability to socialize. You probably shouldn’t throw kids like that in with the rest, but who knows. Not me.

  2. Axyl says:

    The Official Site link isn’t actually a link.

    Just a heads up. :)

  3. ReadyBean says:

    What happened to there being a ‘Wot I Think’ for this game? I was really looking forward to seeing it. STILL messing about in Pillars of Eternity? :P