Jeanne (PC)

Jeanne is a cancelled horror and action/adventure game which was being developed by Etienne Perin for PC. The developer suggested that the game would hopefully be released in 2015 and that future console conversions were a possibility.

Developer Etienne Perin
Genre Action/Adventure
Status Cancelled

According to the description beneath the game’s video teaser (embedded below), the game would have sought to discuss what women think about in their 30’s. In an interview with Melty, Etienne Perin explained that the video ‘teaser’ would not appear in the game, and that the game centered around a 30 year old woman named Jeanne.

Jeanne is a single bar worker who strives to become an actress but harbors doubts which make her anxious of the repercussions of such a decision. Gameplay would have periodically switched between 3 ‘sections’, each consisting of gameplay of a different genre, though the game would be pre-dominantly horror-based, without survival horror elements. Another section would involve action/adventure elements, said to be inspired by Another World and Prince of Persia, as well as another section focusing on exploration which was inspired by Castlevania. Additional inspirations included FEZ, Phantasmagoria and Clock Tower. Multiple choice questions, 400 in total, would have separated sections and potentially lead to multiple endings.

So, how do we know that the game has been cancelled? On composer Romain Gauthier’s website resume we learn that the project was indeed ‘cancelled’, which is especially unfortunate for the composer as he hoped to utilise the title to “innovate.”

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Source: Youtube/Etienne Périn

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