Previously a Stadia exclusive game, Lost Words: Beyond the Page is making its way to other formats on April 6th.
From developer Sketchbook Games, Lost Words: Beyond the Page is a narrative-driven platform adventure that tells the story of Izzy, a young girl coming to terms with the loss of a loved on. Izzy uses a fantasy tale as a coping mechanism, and it’s through this that players will experience the majority of Lost Words‘ gameplay. We’ll get to see Izzy’s tale first-hand, though, through beautiful doodles in her notebook.
It first released on Stadia last year, when we reviewed it – and we were very taken with Lost Words: Beyond the Page‘s beautiful artwork and moving story. Here’s what we had to say:
“…the highlight of the game is without a doubt Izzy’s own story. Her diary pages are a wonder to behold. The artwork is incredible, and the way her words are used to create a platforming level is very clever. But it’s the story itself that’s going to stick with me.”
That story in question comes from acclaimed writer Rhianna Pratchett, so it’s no wonder that it’s so powerful. If you enjoy a good narrative, especially one which deals with very raw and real subject matter like love and grief, this is a game definitely worth checking out.
Lost Words: Beyond the Page will be available on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch from 6th April. It’ll of course be playable on Xbox Series X/S and PS5 via backwards compatibility.
Watch the trailer below. And if you do pick this up when it arrives on PC and consoles next month, make sure you have a few tissues at hand.