De­vel­oper Ovoson­ico Pub­lisher 505 Games For­mat PC, PS4 Re­lease Au­gust 31


Credit where it’s due: 505 Games has come a long way since the Cook­ing

Mama days. Af­ter the likes of Pay­day 2 and Abzû, and with Alan Wake de­vel­oper Rem­edy re­cently sign­ing up, the pub­lisher is on some­thing of a roll.

Last Day Of June may not hold quite that pro­file, but it’s fur­ther proof that 505 is qui­etly be­com­ing a vi­tal, dis­cern­ing pub­lish­ing part­ner for the in­die scene. Helmed by Murasaki Baby di­rec­tor Mas­simo Guar­ini and in­spired by a song by Steven Wil­son, Last Day Of June tells of an el­derly man whose wife dies in a car crash. He dis­cov­ers he can time-travel through her paint­ings, and re­lives her fi­nal hours in an at­tempt to al­ter his­tory by pre­vent­ing the fate­ful crash. Heart­felt, plain­tive and with a charm­ing, mock-stop-mo­tion style, this was a wel­come, quiet an­ti­dote to the ca­coph­ony of the E3 show floor.

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