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Narrative adventure game Goodbye Volcano High has been delayed into next year by developer KO_OP.
A statement from the team posted to the game’s official website explained the reasoning for the delay. These included the global events of 2020 as well as a decision made last June to reboot the narrative of the game. Around the time of its reveal last year, narrative development company Sweet Baby Inc were brought in to retool the story.
“It’s been a really hard year for many reasons, and the mental and physical health of the team has to come first. We don’t want to crunch, and we don’t want to put ourselves in stressful situations to finish the game by 2021 when we can take a little more time,” the studio said.
The game was originally revealed last summer, and will be a coming of age drama where the high school cast are all dinosaurs. You’ll play as main character Fang, who’s in their last year of Volcano High when they find out the world is about to end thanks to the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs. You’ll write songs, build up relationships and try and help Fang through the end of the world.
You can read more about the process of the retooling of the game’s narrative over here. All being well, Goodbye Volcano High will now release on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2022.
An update on Goodbye Volcano High: we're sad to announce we're delaying release to 2022!
— KO_OP 🦕 GOODBYE VOLCANO HIGH ☄️ (@KOOPMode) August 18, 2021