Last Day of June

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Last Day of June
Last Day of June Cover.jpg
Developer(s) Ovosonico
Publisher(s) 505 Games
Director(s) Massimo Guarini
Composer(s) Steven Wilson
Platform(s) PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows
Release

Windows, PlayStation 4
31 August 2017

Nintendo Switch
16 March 2018
Genre(s) Adventure, puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player

Last Day of June is an adventure puzzle video game developed by Ovosonico and published by 505 Games. The game was released for PlayStation 4 and Windows in August 2017.

Gameplay[edit]

Last Day of June is an adventure puzzle video game centred around a couple called Carl and June, who suffer a tragedy when a car accident takes June's life and leaves Carl in a wheelchair.[1][2] The player controls Carl who explores past memories of his life with June and attempts to solve puzzles to change the sequence of events that led up to June's death.[2]

Development and release[edit]

Last Day of June was developed by Italian studio Ovosonico and published by 505 Games.[3] The game was directed by Massimo Guarini.[1] Guarini based Last Day of June on the song "Drive Home" by British musician Steven Wilson.[1] Wilson himself was involved in composing music for the game.[1]

The game was announced in May 2017.[4] It was released for PlayStation 4 and Windows on 31 August 2017.[3]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic78/100 (PC)[5]
74/100 (PS4)[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
EurogamerRecommended[2]
Polygon8.5/10[3]

Last Day of June was received favourably by critics.[2][3][5][6] Eurogamer ranked it 33rd on their list of the "Top 50 Games of 2017",[7] while Polygon ranked it 38th on their list of the 50 best games of 2017.[8] In Adventure Gamers' Aggie Awards 2017, it won the award for "Best Story",[9] while it was a runner-up each for "Best Concept", "Best Graphic Design", and "Best Non-Traditional Adventure".[10][11][12] It was nominated for "Game Beyond Entertainment" at the 14th British Academy Games Awards.[13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hall, Charlie (30 May 2017). "Last Day of June blends stop-motion animation with a gut-wrenching story". Polygon. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Hood, Vic (31 August 2017). "Last Day of June review". Eurogamer. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Campbell, Colin (30 August 2017). "Last Day of June review". Polygon. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  4. ^ Matulef, Jeffrey (30 May 2017). "Shadows of the Damned and Murasaki Baby director reveals tearjerker drama Last Day of June". Eurogamer. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Last Day of June for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Last Day of June for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  7. ^ Eurogamer staff (27 December 2017). "Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2017: 40-31". Eurogamer. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  8. ^ Polygon staff (18 December 2017). "The 50 best games of 2017". Polygon. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  9. ^ AG staff (21 February 2018). "The Aggie Awards - The Best Adventure Games of 2017 (Page 2)". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  10. ^ AG staff (21 February 2018). "The Aggie Awards - The Best Adventure Games of 2017 (Page 7)". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  11. ^ AG staff (21 February 2018). "The Aggie Awards - The Best Adventure Games of 2017 (Page 9)". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  12. ^ AG staff (21 February 2018). "The Aggie Awards - The Best Adventure Games of 2017 (Page 15)". Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  13. ^ deAlessandri, Marie (15 March 2018). "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice at forefront of BAFTA Games Awards nominations". The Market for Computer & Video Games. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  14. ^ Makedonski, Brett (12 April 2018). "BAFTA names What Remains of Edith Finch its best game of 2017". Destructoid. Retrieved 13 April 2018.

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