During INDIE Live Expo 2023, PLAYISM, Why so serious? (WSS), and Bukiri Clock have announced Boyhood’s End, a brand-new horror adventure game coming to PC via Steam. The new title launches in August 2023 with Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean language support. The game’s first chapter will be available at launch, and a new chapter arrives every two months.
Here’s an overview of Boyhood’s End, via PLAYISM:
About Boyhood’s End
When does childhood end? Both humans and the inhuman will find the answer at the end of a cycle of fight and flight.
Boyhood’s End is a juvenile sci-fi horror adventure game, in which the world is ruled by a mechanical overlord “R. Karellen”. Every aspect of every person’s life is rated with a “human score”, and R. Karellen decides everything from academic and professional careers, romantic interests, to one’s daily meals.
The game will be updated in serial form, releasing one chapter update every two months.
The protagonist, Giovanni, has the lowest human score among the entire human race. Every day, he receives “special treatment” for everything including his meals and classes. On top of that, he gets bullied relentlessly by his classmates at the School, both in real life and online.
But one day, everything and everyone in the school starts attacking Giovanni, trying to “remake” him and raise his human score by making him “more human”. A senior student, the famously eccentric genius Campanella, reaches out to Giovanni, and they hop onto (and take over) a driverless train on the galactic railroad. And so, Giovanni gets swept up in a journey to find the “Crimson Southern Cross”, located at the farthest edge of the universe.
On their journey, the boys will meet great leaders of the past and pull reckless and destructive “pranks” on them all. Through their encounters with the history, twisted mysteries, and various horrors of the world, they will eventually have to confront the end of their own childhood.
Oh, did you hear that? The boys are (pointlessly) sounding the train whistle. Looks like it’s time for the galactic express to depart. Why don’t you join them on their journey? A ticket is only 1500 yen!