The Long Reach Announced

By CognitiveCaveat,
Merge Games and Painted Black Games announced their new pixel classic The Long Reach. Touted as a mixed classic adventure complete with artistic pixelized characters, The Long Reach incorporates an intricate story into the fictional American town of Baervox. The main character is Stewart, a junior researcher at a scientific institute where a revolutionary accelerated knowledge transferring system is being developed. As can be expected, the technology malfunctions and everything goes awry. As a result, the experiment's participants have transmuted into something horrible.


The Long Reach incorporates dialogue, tricky puzzles, and collecting and manipulating items. The game borrows inspiration from Lone Survivor, The Last Door, The Cave, and The Silent Age.

Calm down. This is all normal. Well, it’s a new normal. There was a malfunction that we can’t fix yet, but with your help I can make symptoms bearable. We’re all in the same boat here and should help each other.

I’m Shelly, a lead scientist in General Education research facility. The job title is longer, but it’s not important. Here’s what I know so far, though.

The experience-sharing program that we were studying went haywire. Maybe it’s that black box, maybe something else. The main symptom for you is that your nightmares and dreams no longer require sleeping to manifest. These hallucinations are all in your subconscious. It turns out that given enough time with it, we go insane. But we can fix that.

The Long Reach is expected to release this autumn.

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