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Erica

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Erica is a FMV-based interactive film video game developed by Flavourworks and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

The game was originally released for the PlayStation 4 on August 19, 2019. It was later ported to iOS and released on January 15, 2021, while a version for Microsoft Windows is scheduled to be released on May 25, 2021.

 

Story

The game stars Holly Earl as Erica Mason, a young woman grappling with nightmares from her childhood and trying to unravel the truth of her family's occult past. The narrative begins with Erica reliving her father's murder and attempting to identify his killer from these visions. When she receives a severed hand in the mail from a mysterious sender, Erica makes contact with the police and returns temporarily to Delphi House, an asylum with which her parents worked when they were alive. There, she meets people from her father's past, as well as several young women staying at Delphi House, and begins to unravel the mystery behind Delphi House, her father's killing, and a mysterious symbol which appears throughout the game.

 

Gameplay

The game is an interactive fiction thriller, wherein the player makes choices at critical story junctures to steer which branch of the narrative will unfold. Erica can be played using a companion app on a smartphone using PlayLink, or using the touch pad on a PlayStation 4 Controller.

 

Media

  • Release Date: Monday, 19 August 2019
  • Genre: Interactive movie
  • Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, iOS
  • Director: Jack Attridge
  • Mode: Single-player