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"When Elise and her fiancé decided to leave the city life and settle near the French coast, Elise couldn't have imagined that she would end up stuck in a time loop, alone. As strange phenomena occur in a dim post-cold war climate, Elise will have to unravel the mysteries surrounding Saint Exil and put all the pieces back together."

Broken Pieces is a psychological thriller taking place in a french coastal village stuck in time. Put the pieces of the story back together by figuring out the enigma behind this mystical place, and solve the mysteries around what caused the same day to repeat over and over.

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  • ■ Explore the area of Saint-Exil and its surroundings in the 1990s.
    ■ Enjoy a completely revised version of the camera system that accompanied legendary game franchises of the 90s, aimed at providing greater flexibility and player agency.
    ■ Switch between 2 camera angles in any situation or drop into a first-person view to have a closer look around.
    ■ Interact with the environment to learn more about what has happened to you in Saint-Exil.

  • ■ Your investigation will be rhythmically punctuated by cinematic sequences, with motion entirely captured from handheld cameras.
    ■ Enjoy a thriller atmosphere in your adventure to the fullest extent.

  • ■ Keep an eye on the time with your watch; it is imperative that you get home before nightfall.
    ■ Manage your inventory capacity and ensure that you carry about what you need to make progress.
    ■ A variety of additional interactive elements, such as a vintage arcade machine, is available in your main and secondary quests.
    ■ Change the weather of Saint-Exil to forge new paths or solve the puzzles blocking your way.

  • ■ You will discover tapes from which you can draw clues to help you in your investigation.
    ■ Use the tape player to fast-forward or rewind the tapes and home in on the information you seek.
    ■ Listen to your tapes while exploring the village of Saint-Exil and enjoy a seamless experience of discovery.
    ■ Discover the music composed by Pierre for Élise that will accompany you in your adventure.

  • ■ Face challenging enemies with a unique combat system using fixed camera angles.
    Dodge your enemies or hold them at a distance using your powers to better defeat them.
    Restore your health by grabbing a drink in the fridge, catching a nap on a bench or spending a night in the safety of your bed.
    Craft high-quality ammo and upgrade your gun to increase your fighting abilities.
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Elseware Experience is a development studio that began its history around the creation of mods on the Source Engine from Valve Software. After the release of two of them which have received public appreciation (multiple thousands of download from all platforms); the studio is moving towards the creation of projects on a larger scale. Thanks to the mixture of its technical know-how and its knowledge of game engines, the team knows an international success in terms of architectural visualization in real time and then focuses initially on the realization of a large number of these. The studio then embarks on the creation of serious games in virtual reality for educational purposes with the objective of educating citizens about ecological problematic (the preservation of bees or the issues around pollution). These works were the fruit of a collaboration with the European Union and are showcased in many museums around the world.

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Span of these experiences it is now time for the team to devote themselves to the creation of their first title as an independent developer: Broken Pieces . Settling in the heart of the Emerald Coast in France we are always looking for new collaborators to help us complete our project and create a lasting relationship for our future creations. Broken Pieces is published by Freedom Games.