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Afterparty – the new game by the Oxenfree developers

Recently deceased best buds who suddenly find themselves staring down an eternity in hell...

Kudos to Afterparty. I’ve been writing up video game news stories for a while now and I’ve seen my fair share of press releases announcing new titles. So it takes something really special for me to go ‘huh, that’s a neat premise that I’d like to hear more about.’

Turns out that ‘game where you try and beat Satan in a drinking contest’ is just the very premise.

Taken straight from the game’s website – the story goes:

“In Afterparty, you are Milo and Lola, recently deceased best buds who suddenly find themselves staring down an eternity in hell. But there’s a loophole: outdrink Satan and he’ll grant you re-entry to Earth.”

More than just a great idea, Afterparty also has some great pedigree behind it too. This is because the developers are Night School Studios – the guys and gals behind the downright excellent Oxenfree.

Speaking of which, I’m not sure how much longer this deal is running for but Oxenfree is now… free! Head over to GOG.com to claim it right now. The deal’s only good for 24 hours (knowing how timely I am with writing news stories up this is likely hour 23) so grab it now.

It’s a long ways from release, sadly, as the game’s page says it’ll be out in 2019. We also don’t know what it’ll launch on. Let’s take a guess and say PC, PS4 and Xbox One, shall we? Oh hell, since the Switch is doing well, let’s say it’ll come out on that too.