0°N 0°W will take players on a ‘multidimensional walkabout’

Strange, abstract trailers have a way of catching my attention. No, I’m not talking about that Death Stranding thing from The Game Awards, but the curious-looking 0°N 0°W from indie outfit Colorfiction.

The title, pronounced “zero north, zero west”, is based on the coordinates of the fictitious Null Island. The game itself is described as a “multidimensional walkabout through space and time” and an “introspective journey through an otherwordly reality”. A new trailer for 0°N 0°W raises a lot of questions—chief among them, “What the hell is going on?”—and shows a vibrant, abstract world that players will get to explore.

Here are a few more details, from the game’s Steam listing:

A cross-country road trip strands you in a mysterious town lost amidst the towering mesas and swaying dunes of the great wild west. Will you beckon the glowing call of its lone storefront and embark on a fantastical multidimensional walkabout through space and time?

Experience a beautiful environment where nothing is what it seems, a cosmic labyrinth where doors always lead to different destinations, an anomalous zone where mass gingerly defies gravity, a universe of inspiration, of dreams, of everything and nothing. Experience 0°N 0°W.

Colour me more than a little bit intrigued. Between that description, the mysterious trailer, and the handful of screenshots that are out in the wild, I’m very much looking forward to finding out what 0°N 0°W is all about. It’s due out on PC in early 2018.

Matthew Codd

Matthew is a writer based in Wellington. He loves all things pop culture, and is fascinated by its place in history and the wider social context.