Nova-box, the studio behind interactive graphic novels like Seer’s Isle and Across the Grooves has a new project on the way: End of Lines, a story about a family’s search for a home after a climate-induced apocalypse.
Due out on Switch and PC later this year, End of Lines depicts a future— one that, sadly, looks increasingly likely with each passing day—where world failed to act on climate change and catastrophe followed. In the wake of that, a group of survivors travels across southern Europe in search of somewhere to settle, with players’ decisions shaping how the story unfolds.
Like Nova-box’s previous games, End of Lines is described as an interactive graphic novel, blending hand-painted art, evocative music, comic book-style page composition, and branching narrative. And if Across the Grooves is anything to go by, Nova-box knows how to pull all these pieces together—I described it as a game where “story, interactivity, art, and music all coalesce in perfect unity” in my review, and more than a year later, that fusion of elements still sticks in my mind.
Judging from the trailer above, End of Lines looks like it should be every bit as impactful—perhaps even more so, with the urgency of its climate crisis theme. It’s got a Steam page up already, if you want to wishlist it (which is a huge help to indie developers trying to navigate the quagmire of Steam’s algorithms).