TOKYO – January 23, 2021—You never know when a Gnosia might sneak up on you! This time, the deceptive creature made its way into the latest edition of the PLAYISM Game Show live showcase with a surprise announcement for Gnosia. Starting today, the critically acclaimed sci-fi social deduction RPG from developer Petit Depotto and publisher PLAYISM is available on Steam for $X.XX
Originally launched in Western markets early last year for Nintendo Switch, and before that for PS Vita in Japan, Gnosia is a Sci-Fi Social Deduction RPG in which you will engage in discussion with a variety of unique characters, with the aim of identifying the Gnosia among the group.
Set on a drifting spaceship, the player faces a mysterious and deadly threat known as the “Gnosia”. Each night on the spaceship someone is put into a cold sleep in an effort to eliminate the Gnosia. Players must use their best judgement while choosing between 30 different commands to figure out which crew member – or crew members – could be Gnosia in disguise.
Gameplay consists of mostly visual novel-like commands, featuring a unique art style. Each round – or “Loop” – brings new characters, dialogues, and scenes, allowing the player to build 6 traits (sense, charisma, logic, charm, stealth, and performance). As the player meets new characters, new skills are learned and carried over to subsequent game loops. The real Gnosia changes in every playthrough, and as an exciting twist, sometimes the player will find themselves cast as the Gnosia.
- Repeatedly play through loops of up to 15 minutes long, triggering special events to unravel plot mysteries in its particularly galactic narrative
- Engage with interesting and eclectic characters with unique personalities, experience randomly triggered events that are unique to each person and develop strong relationships
- Players can customize their game to add up to 14 additional characters to make the game more intense
- Beautiful and unique art style, featuring 2D illustrations of anime-type characters
Known for publishing popular indie games from Japan, including Touhou Luna Nights, Fight Crab, La-Mulana 2, Bright Memory, and DEEEER Simulator, PLAYISM was created with the global indie community in mind. The company focuses on helping developers every step of the way, from localization to distribution of their games.