• Annapurna's Last Stop: Zen And The Art Of A Philosophically-Driven Video Game

    1 month ago - By GameInformer

    Last Stop is the latest game published by Annapurna Interactive, developed by Variable State. Variable State is no stranger to creating meaningful gaming experiences as seen with 2016's Virginia, so when I dove into Last Stop, I couldn't wait to see what else this studio had in store. As a massive Albert Camus fan, I was not disappointed by the intricate existential philosophy interwoven into the Last Stop storyline .
    After our Last Stop review went live, I had a few readers reach out to me asking who Albert Camus even was. He was a French philosopher, journalist, and author of some of my...
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  • Last Stop was almost a spiritual successor to Virginia

    Last Stop was almost a spiritual successor to Virginia

    1 month ago - By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    Developers Variable State have gone from Virginia , a first-person game set in rural America about FBI agents and mild supernatural-ness, to Last Stop , a set of anthology adventures following all sorts of supernatural shenanigans in London. While the games share a similar weirdness, they're both pretty different experiences - but that wasn't always going to be the case. I had a chance to chat with Last Stop's co-directors, who told me Last Stop was originally set in America before they decided to bring it home to the UK.
    We also talked about the difficulties with getting voice actors in...
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