Genre: Visual Novel

Theme: Investigative/Thriller

Game mode: Single player

Platform: PC / PS4 / XBOX1

Year of publication: 2019


Dry Drowning is an investigative thriller-oriented visual novel set in 2066 in the dystopian universe of Nova Polemos, a fictional north European city.
By following the story of Mordred Foley, unscrupulous private detective haunted by his dark past, the player will be immersed into a series of macabre serial killings inspired by ancient Greek myths.
Thanks to its peculiar art style and dynamic gameplay, tied together by a story filled with different outcomes and multiple choices, Dry Drowning aims at rejuvenating the genre telling an extremely compelling and mature story


● Create your own story – Your choices really matter, as the game features 3 different final chapters and more than 150 story branches
● Unique graphic style – Plunge into a grim future not so distant from the present
● Elaborated clue and documents system – No mandatory walls of text to understand the story: learn about Nova Polemos and its citizens with items description
Original soundtrack – Feel the dramatic and emotional game music
● Horror style interrogations – Break the masks and uncover the truth with the Living Nightmare system
Time travel – Explore the detective’s flashbacks and investigate cases from the past to help you solve new ones.


Dry Drowning mixes Orwell’s dystopic vision of the future with thriller movies’ and TV series’ atmosphere (such as Seven and True Detective), keeping the story-driven approach of other videogames of the same genre (L.A. Noir, Heavy Rain) and using a system of branching paths dependent on the choices made by the players themselves (akin to Telltale‘s games and Life is Strange).
Artworks, story, gameplay and soundtrack all together will create an oppressing setting for a society not so different from the one we’re living in, challenging the player on sensitive themes like racism, sexism, immigration and political extremism.



The first strong point of Dry Drowning is the visual style, really creating the true identity of the opera. Fans of the genre should keep an eye on it, everyone else could even just take a look at the artworks – you might fall in love.


Studio Oneiros wants to recreate an unforgettable atmosphere that could make the players go where no one has ever gone in Italy. 

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Its peculiar art style, thanks to the synergy of colored backgrounds and black and white characters, is a characteristic element well tied together with the deep and adult narration of the story.


In Dry Drowning you really have the feeling that the choices you take will really affect the story and will branch into different outcomes between story and characters’ relationships.

Dive into darkness and find a way out…
Coming soon on PC, PS4 and XBOX ONE
For more info follow DryDrowning official Facebook page