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[Update: Released] Gritty The X-Files Inspired Crime Mystery, Virginia, Launches on Nvidia Shield via GeForce Now

Developed by indie game studio Variable State and published by 505 Games, Virginia is a new first-person crime thriller that casts players as rookie FBA agent Anne Tarver who is assigned with the investigation of a young boy’s disappearance in the heart of rural Virginia.

Update: September 22nd, 2016 15:02pm PST: Just a quick heads up that the game is back on GeForce Now and is available to play once again. Whatever the issue was, it got fixed pretty quickly.

Update: September 22nd, 2016 12:01pm PST: Virginia has been delayed at the very last minute, so it won’t be available via GeForce Now anymore. We will post an update once we find out why and when it will return to GeForce Now.

Now if you own an Nvidia Shield, you can purchase and stream Virginia directly to your device today via the cloud-based GeForce Now service for $9.99. Buying the game on GeForce NOW also comes with an additional code to download the game on PC at no extra cost.

As Virginia begins, players take on the role of the recently graduated FBI agent Anne Tarver who along with her partner Maria Halperin must investigate the sudden and mysterious disappearance of a boy in the town of Kingdom, Virginia. It’s up to players to find out what exactly led up to his disappearance and where he’s gone.

Virginia Features:

• Cinematic editing that immerses players in a story told in the style of film and TV
• A dreamlike journey punctuated by intense drama and populated by a memorable cast of curious characters
• A stirring soundtrack composed by composer Lyndon Holland and recorded live by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at the renowned Smecky Studio (Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive)
• An original detective noir story in the tradition of Twin Peaks, Fargo and True Detective
• A striking, painterly art style, steeped in the magic of small town America and the vibrant Virginia countryside.

During your investigation as Agent Tarver, you’ll soon discover that the citizens of the shadowy town of Kingdom, Virginia have some secrets of their own and aren’t keen to letting outsiders into their tight knit community. Developer Variable State has noted that the game’s narrative and setting are inspired by popular crime dramas including Twin Peaks, The X-Files and True Detective. The game has an eerie vibe to it that players will discover as they get further into the case of the missing child.

Also heightening the mood of the game is its atmospheric musical score, which was composed by Lyndon Holland and recorded live by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The game’s visuals also take on an almost surreal quality with characters and settings featuring a painting-like art style.

Virginia is now available to stream on Nvidia Shield via GeForce Now.

Nvidia GeForce Now: Virginia

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