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The Novelist
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
May 13, 2013 @ 11:56am
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Week One Is in the Books!
Release date: Fall 2013
Official Website[] (Preorder and get the soundtrack free)
Press Coverage[]: Giant Bomb[], Polygon[], GameSpot[], Kotaku, Joystiq[], and many others[]
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The Novelist asks one central question: can you achieve your dreams without pushing away the people you love? The game focuses on Dan Kaplan, a novelist struggling to write the most important book of his career while trying to be the best husband and father he can be. The Kaplans have come to a remote coastal home for the summer, unaware that they're sharing the house with a mysterious ghostly presence: you.

Read the family's thoughts. Explore their memories. Uncover their desires and intervene in their lives. But stay out of sight; you can't help the Kaplans if they know there's a ghost in the house. It's up to you to decide how Dan's career and family life will evolve, but choose carefully; there are no easy answers, and every choice has a cost.

Dan's relationships - to his work, his wife, and his son - react and shift in response to your choices. With a different sequence of events in every playthrough, The Novelist gives life to a unique experience each time you play.

The decisions you make will define the Kaplans' lives, but they may also tell you something about yourself.
Popular Discussions View All (10)
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SprUtch Jan 2, 2014 @ 5:23am 
Looks very interesting
P Dec 10, 2013 @ 12:53am 
Fuck I am so excited for this, been sitting counting down to release!
ChraVis Dec 3, 2013 @ 7:37pm 
I mean this is a game with no fighting but it looks really fun wonder if it's free
Tangerine Dec 3, 2013 @ 5:37pm 
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST:ftlhuman::scarecrow:
(PCA) Slim Nerdy C Nov 26, 2013 @ 3:34am 
Pre-ordered! Looks like a very unique and fascinating game - can't wait to play it!
A Herd Of Turtles Nov 13, 2013 @ 3:45pm 
Can't wait to play this!
ultimatecrablord Nov 10, 2013 @ 7:56pm 
Awesome. When do I get to play this?
.:AON:.ipris Nov 7, 2013 @ 10:57am 
Looks pretty neat, i'd try it.
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Papa Liam Oct 15, 2013 @ 4:39pm 
There should be the ability to have different ghosts with different abilities. Like a fast green ghost, a 'better at teleporting' gost ect.