How do you go about your life when
self-isolation has become the new normal?
CHESTNUT GROVE is based on my personal experience of quarantine and features 100% real documents and notices.
CHESTNUT GROVE is a short first-person experience, created to document the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic through a personal lens. This game is a short walking simulator with some light puzzles and can usually be completed within 30 minutes.
It's the first game project by Philip Drobar. Version 1.0 was released on August 31st, 2020 on the Itch.io Game Platform. An updated version on of the game will release on Steam on January 23rd, 2023.
a short first-person experience portraying life during the early COVID-19 pandemic.
a focus on atmosphere and mood.
all documents featured within the game are authentic and taken from real-life
light puzzles and environmental interactions.
Screenshots and GIFs
Logos and Icons
CHESTNUT GROVE on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/2248590/Chestnut_Grove
CHESTNUT GROVE on Itch.io: https://philip-drobar.itch.io/chestnut-grove
Philip Drobar's Website: www.philipdrobar.com
Philip Drobar on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PhilipDrobar
Contact / About the Developer
Philip Drobar was born in Austria and emigrated to Canada in 2017. While mostly working in the Film and TV Industry, he always had a passion for video games. Not content with just writing and playing them, he started learning Unity engine. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the feeling of self isolation inspired him to his first game, CHESTNUT GROVE. Using real-life notices and documents and his own experiences, CHESTNUT GROVE expresses and at the same time helped him cope with life during the pandemic.