What is Pentiment?
~ Pentiment is a narrative-driven 2D murder mystery game set in 16th century West-European setting. Player choice, dialogue trees and deductive skills form the gameplay basis. Pentiment drips with attention to history and detail. It is a passion project by Josh Sawyer, writer at Obsidian entertainment and director for Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity.
Who am I playing as?
~ You will take the role of Andreas Mahler. Andreas is an artisan painter who finds himself embroiled in a criminal intrigue. You can choose the background for Andreas, f.e. making a previous trip to Flanders instead of Italy, which will influence the dialogue choices.
What is the setting?
~ Pentiment is set in 16th century Bavaria which is the Southern part of Germany. 16th century Germany was a time of political and social upheaval. The authority of the Catholic church was tested by the protestant reformation. People who opposed the Catholic church were branded as heretics. Pentiment finds itself among some of these historical events.
What type of murder mystery game is this?
~ Similarly to L.A. Noire, you'll be rewarded for your deductive skills and attention to detail. You'll be offered a range of options for making a round of inquiries, including interviews and attending autopsies at the abbey.