428: Shibuya Scramble

Indirect follow-up to Machi and seventh game in Spike Chunsoft’s Sound Novel series, 428: Shibuya Scramble is an ambitious, multi-perspective visual novel developed using over 120,000 photographs, full motion video and some interesting and unusual mechanics.


Developer: Spike Chunsoft, Abstraction Games
Publisher: Spike Chunsoft
Available on: PS4, PC


Cover Game Articles

428: Shibuya Scramble – Introduction and History - 428: Shibuya Scramble is about as far from the traditional concept of a "video game" as you can get. And that's what makes it fascinating. Where did it come from?
428: Shibuya Scramble – The Mechanics of Storytelling - Visual novels have experimented quite a bit with their "interactive" component over the years -- but few have been quite as creative and ambitious as 428: Shibuya Scramble.
428: Shibuya Scramble – A Question of Identity - 428: Shibuya Scramble is a fascinating visual novel that explores the concept of identity in a variety of different ways. Let's talk about that.
428: Shibuya Scramble – In Search of the Truth - How do you add value to an already substantial visual novel? Well, in the case of 428: Shibuya Scramble... in some rather odd ways, it has to be said! I hope you like Type-Moon!

 

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