18th Aug2020

FMV game ‘Jessika’ gets another dev diary video

by Phil Wheat

Publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer TriTrieGames have this week released a second behind the scenes video/dev diary for Jessika – their new investigative Full Motion Video (FMV) game launching on Windows, Mac, and Linux – taking a look inside of the titular character’s troubled psyche through the eyes of her creators.

In Jessika, you’ll be tasked with the intensely emotional job of a lifetime as you investigate the suicide of the titular character. Hired by her father after her untimely demise, you’ll need to use your detective know-how and intuition to uncover clues about what happened, and ultimately, the details of her last gripping moments.

Convinced of foul play, Jessika’s father has hired you to uncover the truth about her untimely death. What appears to be a textbook suicide — at least, at first — may prove to be your career-defining moment. With only your laptop and an unrivaled determination for unearthing the truth, you’ll need to dig through the victim’s extensive digital footprint to locate clues and keywords embedded within Jessika’s tangled online presence to piece together what really happened.

In this developer diary, TriTrie Games developers showcase how the team did extensive research to find the right actress to portray Jessika. The developers explain how the current political climate and real-world events helped shape the story of Jessika, which ultimately led to the perfect casting. From the beginning, the TriTrie Games team had a vision: portray Jessika as a completely normal person and find someone who perfectly embodies this vision. While more than 50 women from all over Germany applied for the part, it was theatre and film actress Lisa Sophie Kusz who took home the leading role. The team explains how Lisa’s creative freedom allowed her to take an active role in various creative processes. As Lisa became more and more familiar with the project and the character, she was able to add extra depth to the emotional passages of the game.

Developed by TriTrie Games and published by Assemble Entertainment, Jessika will arrive on Steam via Windows, Steam OS, Mac, and Linux on 25th August, 2020, and retail for £10.49. Players can wishlist the game by visiting the official Jessika Steam store page, here.


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