Northbound

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Released 18 April, 2019
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Publisher Johannes Koeberle
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Version 1.0.0

About Northbound

Developed by Johannes Köberle and Arno Justus, Northbound is an indie explorative game available on Microsoft Windows and MacOS operating systems. This game focuses on telling the story of a fresh college graduate. Unsure of what the future holds, the main character embarks on one last trip. Revisit a childhood vacation spot with childhood friends while learning about what it means to grow up. The hand-crafted scenery is amazing and creates a truly immersive environment for this tale.

The video game is all about nostalgia, as well as the life lesson of moving forward. The main character and his friends spend most of their road trip inside an old van. There are deep conversations, and bonds formed or broken. Enjoy a beautiful journey both visually and emotionally in this short but sweet story.


Northbound Features

This game's main focus is truly the ambiance. As a result, the game's art is completely hand-crafted. Every single item in the van has stunning detail, and players will feel a strong dose of nostalgia. Enjoy childhood friendships, and watch how they change over time and as people grow. The vibrant backgrounds embody different emotions as the scenes play out. Gloomy rainstorms accompany tense moments while the sun shines brightly during happy times. All of these things come together and create a unique experience.

Furthermore, the interactive items really continue the immersion. From being able to touch every button on the dash to rolling down the window, there are tons of things that make it feel real. This video game does a great job of putting all the pieces together. Additionally, the radio is as unique as the rest. Choose from a variety of stations during the game, including a funny and weird talk station that adds a dose of humor to the ride! Have a number of encounters like stopping for gas, learning secrets about old friends, and opening wounds long thought forgotten. There are different ways to handle these scenarios, and the wonderful style is constant throughout this tale of friendship!


In Conclusion

This video game is totally free. It shows off the idea that games are works of art. It tells a story of childhood through the eyes of a fresh college graduate. Completely unsure in life, follow him on the road trip of a lifetime with childhood friends. Explore and experience pretty environments that are hand-crafted. Check out neat details like a fully functioning radio. Learn and relate to the story of childhood and the transitions into adulthood. And of course, get a glimpse into the developers' hearts with this charming story about growing up and moving forward. This narrative adventure will resonant with players because of its beauty in both story and execution.

In Northbound, you set off with your closest friends on an epic road-trip adventure in search of direction, purpose, and a simpler life.
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Developer Johannes Koeberle
Price Free
Released 18 April, 2019
Website View site
Publisher Johannes Koeberle
Players
Version 1.0.0

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