Viridian Veil is an upcoming puzzle game from a Finnish game studio, Otsoi.
It is being developed with a strong focus on simple
but interesting gameplay, and subtle storytelling that empowers the player to use her
imagination to process the game's deeper ideas.
In the game, you explore ways of interacting with - and making sense of -
the surrounding world through sounds. A sound is a wave of pressure that travels through
different mediums and can sometimes be heard, in which case it is usually assigned some meaning.
But does the meaning travel along with the sound?
The forest falls silent. Just a moment ago, the birds were singing their melancholy tunes,
but now they are gone along with the rustling of the wind in the high above canopy.
It is as if something, or maybe everything, was turned upside down amongst the tall
and ancient stones. You can sense it: the forest is not satisfied with you. The path leads
nowhere and then disappears. Nothing seems familiar, even though you've been here many times
And then the dizzying silence takes over, and you notice you haven't been able to walk anywhere
past... how long? Has it been minutes, or hours? Days?
The forest pulls itself over you like a shadow.