Publisher Astrolabe Games and developer FUTU Studio have announced Shanghai Summer, an adventure game set in millennial Shanghai. It will be available for PC via Steam. A release date was not announced.
Here is an overview of the game, via Astrolabe Games:
Suddenly, Baichuan senses something is not right with his life—sometimes, he feels he can see his memories, so real yet so unfamiliar.
Twelve summer days, just like twelve lucid dreams…
It all begins with an unexpected invitation from Baichuan’s ex-girlfriend, Qiuyu, who has been away for many years.
“The time seems to be working anomalously on you.”
Dream-chasing, jobless artist—Fengyi; Troubled and misguided high school student—Xiaobo; A university student who is burdened by her family’s issue—-Jingxian…
Even though their lives are a total mess, they still manage to carry on, embrace and accept their “regrets,” and live to the fullest. They shine.
Through the “Topics” and “Clues” gathered from everyday life, dive deep into the hearts and minds of your dearest friends.
To be comforted by them.
To be inspired by them.
To turn all the little things in your life into your own strength. And eventually, at the finale of the twelfth night…
…to “fix” this shattered dream.
Classrooms, bookstore “One-in-a-Thousand,” a neighborhood cafe…
Much of every boy and girl’s life revolves around such a mundane city scene. And it is precisely within the mundanity that some new possibilities exist.
The key to turning one’s fate around may very much be held in the hand of someone passing by among the crowds on the streets…
Watch the announcement trailer below.