Skybound Games, a division of Skybound Entertainment, the creator-led, multi-platform entertainment company behind mega-franchises The Walking Dead, Invincible, Impact Winter, and more, and award-winning indie studio Osmotic Games, are excited to announce that Closer the Distance, the story-driven slice-of-life simulator, will launch for PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S on Aug. 2, 2024.

From the team behind the critically acclaimed game Orwell, Closer the Distance follows the tragic journey of Yesterby, a small, cozy village coping with the sudden passing of one of its townspeople. Explore themes of loss, grief, and healing as you play as Angela, a young girl watching over her loved ones after a tragic accident by using her ethereal abilities to help the community navigate the grieving process. Use your supernatural powers to learn the stories of this small town, discover long-kept secrets, and help the living embrace the power of carrying on through an emotionally complex tale of love, grief, and hope.

Key citizens of Yesterby are fully simulated with their own emotions, wishes, memories, and complex relationships that develop over time, with or without influence from Angela. Embark on a remarkable journey in which you hold the key to helping your community discover that loss can be the catalyst of transformational growth toward a hopeful future.

Closer the Distance launches August 2 on Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S and is available to wishlist now. A free demo for the game is also available on Steam. For more information, visit

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