During Tokyo Game Show last year, together with Sony Japan, we announced that our game Pavilion will be coming for PS4 and PS Vita in 2014. Still, most people might not have heard that much about Pavilion or only seen it on some list of PS4 games scheduled for 2014 release. So we felt it was time to shed a bit more light on the game and start off with a little teaser video conveying the game’s atmosphere and tone.
“Pavilion, the fourth person puzzling adventure from Visiontrick Media, throws you directly into its mysterious world without any text tutorials or beginning explanations. It is a puzzle game portrayed through exploration and audio-visual imagery. By interacting and observing you gradually, bit by bit, learn things about both the puzzling gameplay and the world itself.”
Let’s talk a little bit about the term “fourth person”, which is something we have used over the past year to describe the overall game and the way you interact with the main character.
Basically the character is not your avatar and you are not in control of him, instead you have to find different ways, mostly through environmental interaction, to try to guide, influence or even force him to explore and fulfil the purpose of the world. And this indirect control is essentially what we refer to when we use the term “fourth person”.
Using the term “forth person” has also resulted in some interesting reactions. Some people feel it is just a buzz word while others are rather intrigued by it. But in the end we are happy to see people giving it a thought and talking about it.
As with many other games, Pavilion will be an experience best played without knowing too much about what lies ahead so we do not want to give away too much. Although we will keep posting more updates and details about the game here on PlayStation Blog during the coming months.
Henrik & Rickard, Visiontrick Media.
P.S. From Friday 7th March to Sunday 9th March Pavilion will be playable at the Kyoto Indie Games Festival – BitSummit. If you happen to be in Japan at that time you should definitely come by and check out all the games, listen to some speakers and just hang around with all the cool developers and gamers for a couple of days. Check out their homepage www.bitsummit.org and we hope to see you there!