Not the mama?
Canadian developer KO_OP has been away from Sony's ecosystem for quite a while. Its first game, GNOG, launched on PS4 back in 2017 and is a fun, colourful puzzler that works great in PSVR. Fast forward a number of years, and they’ve returned to PlayStation with Goodbye Volcano High, a visual novel about the hardships of discovering...
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School's out... one day
Goodbye Volcano High is now at a point where it's had more delays than trailers. Developer KO_OP has pushed the PS5, PS4 game back to 29th August 2023, having originally already delayed it a second time to next month. In a blog post on the team's official website, it's said the studio couldn't meet its June release date...
School's not out
Announced all the way back at Sony's Future of Gaming event for the PS5 in 2020, Goodbye Volcano High will launch on PS5, PS4 on 15th June 2023. A new trailer confirms it, which also shares a fresh look at gameplay and the story. What do you think of this latest glimpse? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Don't call on me
First revealed during the initial PS5 showcase all the way back in summer 2020, Goodbye Volcano High has reappeared in a new trailer that tags the title with a release next year. For PS5 and PS4, this updated look shares more gameplay, including dialogue options and what look like narrative choices. You also need to press buttons in...
To avoid crunch
The narrative adventure game featuring friendly dinosaurs attending high school known as Goodbye Volcano High has been delayed into 2022, KO_OP announced today. The GNOG developer wants to avoid crunching in order to hit a launch date this year, and the other reason for the delay is a narrative reboot. "Those two factors have delayed...
KO_OP's most ambitious game yet
Sony decided to dedicate a significant portion of last month's PS5 Future of Gaming show to the fascinating world of indie games, and one of the most interesting titles announced was Goodbye Volcano High. The next game from GNOG developer KO_OP, it is a story-focused adventure all about dinosaurs attending school...
Sony's PlayStation 5 games reveal event played host to a surprising amount of indie titles, one of which was Goodbye Volcano High. Also coming to PlayStation 4 next year, this console exclusive is about friendly dinosaurs who go to school like any usual human being would do. Yeah, you read that correctly. The game's Steam listing...
Goodbye Volcano High is a story-driven, choice-based cinematic adventure game about personal growth, acceptance, and the power of community. What will you do when you’re faced with the end of the world?
DECIDE WHO TO BE
Your choices determine the branching narrative: Fang's own decisions and the affinity you've built with the cast of characters change your fate.
Get close with friends, family, acquaintances, frenemies, and crushes. Figure out how you’re going to be there for your loved ones when it matters most—it is the literal end of the world, after all. Nurturing relationships builds affinity, alters self-perception, and shifts your story outcome.
DON’T LET THE APOCALYPSE GET YOU DOWN
Write songs, play different instruments, and put everything that’s hard to say into your music with an interactive rhythm and lyrics system. Complete with a bespoke engineered audio structure, rhythm clock and beatmaps are felt through gameplay, performance sequences, and more. After you figure out your band's vibe, perform those original tracks to create a soundtrack custom-fit to your story.
DINO MINIGAMES & PREHISTORIC INTERACTIONS
Immerse yourself in Fang's day-to-day: in-game dinosaur-themed social media and interactive one-offs make you a part of Fang's life. Learn about tarot from your friend Stella, text your Worm Drama bandmates Trish and Reed, doodle in class, and try to avoid doom-scrolling about that giant meteor coming your way.
- Fully voice-acted and starring Lachlan Watson (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
- Branching narrative: navigate through difficult choices with far-reaching consequences
- Stunning hand-drawn art and character animations—feels like a playable cartoon
- Written using the storytelling engine that powers Heaven's Vault, 80 Days and Sorcery