The Novelist Launches on Steam Today

Are you the kind of gamer that enjoyed games such as Dear Esther or Gone Home? These experiences are often divisive within the community, making some try to define what video games even are. Today, another title has launched that will likely fall into the same conversations.

The Novelist by Orthogonal Games has nothing to do with shooting same-faced enemies or running from the law. Instead, the focus is on a novelist trying to balance his writing life with his family. As a ghost, the player watches the family and manipulates events that unfold between them. The Novelist joins the small but ever-increasing world of socially-relevant indie titles.

It can now be purchased on Steam with a temporary discount to $14.99 or through the developer directly.