Depression-era storytelling adventure Where the Water Tastes Like Wine just received a new update, adding 15 free new tales to enliven its captivating cross-country exploration.
Developed by Dim Bulb, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a bit of an unusual one, setting players off (having been turned into a skeleton by Sting) on a genteel jaunt through a folkloric Depression-era United States. You'll meet strangers along the way, and, sitting by the flickering firelight, must gradually gain their trust, sharing the stories you've heard on your travels until they're willing to reveal their own tales.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is the brainchild of Fullbright co-founder and Gone Home programmer Johnnemann Nordhagen, and features stories by a wide range of writers, each brought to life by a strong cast - including Firewatch's Cissy Jones, Mass Effect's Kimberly Brooks, Gone Home's Sarah Elmaleh, and, yes, Sting.
"It stands as a remarkable collection of reclaimed truths and sparkling falsehoods", said Edwin Evans-Thirlwell of Where the Water Tastes Like Wine in his Recommended review for Eurogamer earlier this year, and "a reminder that telling or retelling a story is itself a playful and participatory act, whether you do so over a campfire or in a game."
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine's new Tall Tales update introduces 15 new story vignettes to the experience, all from new writers, "ranging from the terrifying to the disgusting to the hilarious", according to Dim Bulb. And, as if that wasn't enough of a boon, there's now a very welcome auto-walk mode, meaning that you don't have to exert quite so much finger energy while traversing the evocative highways and byways of yesteryear.
To celebrate the new update, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is currently available with a 30% discount for 24 hours on Steam. It'll cost you £10.49/$13.99USD if you pick it now.