Platinum GDC Narrative Review – Oxenfree

On the mysterious Edwards Island five teens come face to face with supernatural forces beyond their control. Oxenfree is a single player narrative driven game with equal parts supernatural mystery and coming of age story. The player takes on the role of a blue haired girl named Alex, who is trying to come to terms with her brother’s death all while she is getting to know her new step-brother Jonas. On the island Alex hangs out with Jonas, Ren, Nona, and Clarissa; a cast of characters that can be likened to those in classic 1980s films. Each one of these characters has a tragic past that must be confronted during their stay on the island.