Night School Studio is a new developer made up of ex- Telltale and Disney employees and the past work-experience is strong in their first game, Oxenfree.
Like a modern era Twilight Zone episode; little less adult, more teen-hipster. Oxenfree has a bunch of friends heading to an abandoned island for a yearly party tradition. The party doesn’t get going before the night turns weird and the kids are looking for a way to the island.
You will control the blue-haired girl, Alex. Bringing along your new step-brother Jonas to the party, joining the mushroom partaking Ren; school prom-queen to be Clarissa and side-kick Nona. All of the characters are written well, even if the dialogue does come off corny in the first 15 minutes. The writing brings all the characters along well enough, even if the performances given for each isn’t always up to par.