It's time to talk about the Great Depression. About Hoovervilles. About surviving Manifest Destiny. It's time to talk about the personal stories cut from all across America's patchwork quilt. It's time to go Where the Water Tastes Like Wine.
Developer Dim Bulb Games has you traveling across a 3D map of the United States in economic struggle, with a dusty folk soundtrack, and excellent 2D sketches. There are trains, drifters, troubadours, and campfires out under the stars. It's about getting in where you fit in; and perhaps having to walk forever because you simply won't fit in anywhere. But you'll hear some stories and you'll tell some stories along the way. You'll tell the story of the unnerving lounge singer. Or the story of the stabbed and bleeding bull in Georgia. Tarot cards are involved somehow.
I don't fully know what to make of Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, and that's OK. When it comes to a game that hits all these dark country notes just right, sometimes I'm just fine with sticking out my thumb and hitching a ride. By its own admission, the game grows ever more fantastical, psychedelic, surreal, and creepy as things move along. I like it.
The voice talent is stacked with pedigree. On the leaderboard is musician, singer, songwriter and actor Sting. But we've also got Dave Fennoy (Telltale's The Walking Dead), Cissy Jones (Firewatch), Kimberly Brooks (Mass Effect), and more.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is coming to PC early this year.
16-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER STING STARS IN CAST OF VOICE ACTORS IN NEWEST WHERE THE WATER TASTES LIKE WINE TRAILER FROM GOOD SHEPHERD ENTERTAINMENT
New Characters Trailer for Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, the upcoming adventure game from co-developers Dim Bulb Games and Serenity Forge. This latest video reveals the title’s principal voice cast, including renowned singer-songwriter, musician and actor Sting, who voices one of the game’s main stories.
"Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a unique storytelling experience," said Sting. "I'm happy to be a part of this visionary collaboration."
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a wistfully imaginative American folklore game about sharing stories and traveling while surviving manifest destiny. Wander through a century of American history, encountering and exploring an eclectic variety of people, perspectives and personal tales along the way. The surreal journey features truly gorgeous illustration from Kellan Jett, combining dramatic 2D visuals with a 3D overworld map of the United States.
Other notable cast members voicing stories are Dave Fennoy (The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series), Cissy Jones (Firewatch), Kimberly Brooks (Mass Effect) and many more. The full list of voice talent within the game can be found here.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is expected to launch on Windows PC in early 2018.