Lost Words

Lost Words is Hauntingly Beautiful in New Trailer

Modus Games debuted a stunning new trailer for literary platformer Lost Words: Beyond The Page today during the 2020 NY Videogame Awards.

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The new footage provides the most extensive look yet at the game’s gorgeous environments, while also hinting at some of the tumultuous emotions set to be explored by the writer-protagonist. Where previous trailers have focused on the frame story of a girl creating a fantasy story within her journal, this new trailer centers on that fantasy, revealing that the playable character will be on an adventure to find out why her village was attacked.

Consequently, the gameplay included in this trailer focuses on platforming, rather than the innovative use of words to affect the environment.

The trailer ends with a new release window of Spring 2020, when Lost Words will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One.

Developed by Sketchbook Games, the project has been written by Rhianna Pratchett, acclaimed for her work on Mirror’s Edge and the Tomb Raider reboot series. Yahtzee went hands-on with the game at E3 last year, saying that it has a “Very Child of LightLife is StrangeEdith Finch sort of vibe” and that “it felt quite personal” to Pratchett.


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Editor and Contributor of The Escapist: Damien Lawardorn has been writing about video games since 2010, including a 1.5 year period as Editor-in-Chief of Only Single Player. He’s also an emerging fiction writer, with a Bachelor of Arts with Media & Writing and English majors. His coverage ranges from news to feature interviews to analysis of video games, literature, and sometimes wider industry trends and other media. His particular interest lies in narrative, so it should come as little surprise that his favorite genres include adventures and RPGs, though he’ll readily dabble in anything that sounds interesting.