I Am Dead, a New Annapurna Game About the Afterlife, Launches This October

I Am Dead, a New Annapurna Game About the Afterlife, Launches This October

The great beyond is full of cute puzzles, it seems.

October will be getting some spooky games, and one ghostly entry has entered the fray. I Am Dead, a story about investigating items from the great beyond, will launch on Oct. 8, 2020.

Accompanying the news today is a new trailer, which shows just how the ghosts of Shelmerston island can interact with items and learn more. It seems a little like a mix of Ghost Trick and various interactive diorama games, where investigating objects will lead to new insights.

I Am Dead is being published by Annapurna Interactive, an indie publisher that has curated a pretty strong collection of independent games over the years. This one seems no different. Developed by Hollow Ponds and Richard Hogg, the creators behind Hohokum and Wilmot's Warehouse, I Am Dead seems like a pretty cute and intriguing experience.

From our impressions earlier this year, it seems like I Am Dead is set to be another fascinating indie experience. With all the next-gen console hype and build-up about new games and console hardware, I'm actually pretty drawn towards a game I can unwind a bit with at the end of the day. Just some coffee, my Switch, and a little game about a museum curator's ghost and his canine companion exploring an island in the afterlife.

With such a charming aesthetic and a dog companion, this will likely be less Halloween horror and more of a bittersweet sad story. Still, I'm always eager to see what overwhelming emotions Annapurna's games will subject me to. I Am Dead is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on Oct. 8, 2020.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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