Afterparty is the next adventure from Night School Studio (the team behind Oxenfree), and the game’s first trailer shows the two main characters having a hell of a time escaping the afterlife.
Milo and Lola are being escorted to a bar in Hell via flying demon after Milo somehow got them killed. As the pair walk in, dialogue choice bubbles appear over Lola’s head akin to Oxenfree. Unlike Oxenfree, however, Afterparty aesthetically aims for vibrant 3-D cel-shading with 2-D movements, whereas Oxenfree has backdrops reminiscent of a painting.
Afterparty also seems to have a dark but ironically humorous and lighthearted vibe. How can it not when Lola orders a drink called “Dead Orphan,” Milo dances in front of demons that are tweeting about his moves, and the game’s entire premise is to out-drink Satan to escape Hell?
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The trailer concludes with a 2019 release window. Though no platforms are officially named, Oxenfree released on every modern system, so we have a reason to be optimistic.