Across the Grooves

Publisher- Nova-box

Release Date- 17 June 2020

Platforms Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems

Description

Across the Grooves is an interactive graphic novel, set in a magical realism-universe. Your decisions affect the destiny of Alice, drastically changing her reality and allowing her to explore alternative destinies by modifying her past.

Alice lives an uneventful life. She’s in a long term relationship, has a stable office job and a nice apartment in the center of Bordeaux. One day, Ulysse, her ex-lover, comes back into her life through an old vinyl record she receives in the mail. When she puts it for a spin on turntable, she is thrown back into her own past, forced to relive old events. When she comes back to the present, her reality has changed.

Determined to bring her life back on track, Alice packs up and embarks on a hunt across Europe, following the tracks of Ulysse while trying to uncover the origins of the record. However, her journey gradually turns into a quest of self-discovery as she explores new parallel realities each time she puts the needle in the groove.

Screenshots

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Reviews

 

When it comes down to it, Across the Grooves is a nice take on the visual novel genre. It’s got a unique storyline, and we really dig the handcrafted art style. If you’re after a mature tale with interesting characters and solid writing, you may want to check this one out.

 

I have no doubt that the visual novel setup of Across the Grooves won’t be for everyone and there were occasional moments where the story could fall a little short of the mark, but for the most part it offers a fascinating narrative that I really enjoyed being a part of.

 

A visual novel which lets you make choices that change the story. An interesting concept of going back in time to change the past through music. Definitely enjoyed the journey, would recommend.

System Requirements

Across the Grooves System Requirements (Minimum)

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later (64bits only)
  • Processor: 2.0 Ghz (with SSE2 instruction set support)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated or dedicated graphic card with 512MB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Across the Grooves Recommended Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later (64bits only)
  • Processor: 2.6 Ghz (with SSE2 instruction set support)
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Integrated or dedicated graphic card with 512MB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Source- Wikipedia, YouTube