About the Game

On the kind of stormy night that can change a person’s destiny, an enormous sinkhole opens in the middle of Whit Anderson’s farm. Braving the rumbling thunder and the driving rain, Casey—their curious Golden Retriever—ventures too close to the gaping maw and tumbles in. Desperate to save her, Whit descends into the darkness, and emerges in a realm beyond his imagining.

In this strange world, constantly shifting like the stops and starts of a dream, Whit bears witness to the story of his life and gains the power to change it.

  • Publisher


  • Platforms

    Playable on PS5

  • Genre

    Narrative Consequence
    Story Choice


Family at Hole
Path to the Shack
Forest Sculptures
Christmas Rental
Forest Fall
Modern Treehouse
Glenns Christmas

Behind the Scenes

When I was a kid, I was fascinated with this idea—that a world you never knew existed was hidden in and around the world we live in. It was a common thread in the books and movies I grew up with. Some of these stories were more fantasy, some more science fiction, but they all shared the thought that right around the corner, there could be something unexpected and new. I always liked that.

These days, more and more of the art and design I do is influenced by my everyday conflicts, experiences, and relationships. I find myself always intertwining reality with creativity, through music, games, or both. So, when I was developing the concept for Where the Heart Leads, I kept coming back to that intersection of ideas. But what was most important to me was how to present those ideas to players. How can I place real-world choices on the shoulders of surreal incidents and present those choices in a different light than what’s been seen before?

– Todd Keller, Game Director

What People are Saying

Here are some of the great things people are saying about Where the Heart Leads.

“It’s a weird, cool premise and shows promise to deliver an emotional story about the choices ordinary people make throughout their lifetimes.”
Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

“Environments within the world change based on Whit’s memories and imagination, and according to director Todd Keller, these changes in the environment will be projections of Whit’s exploring his own past and present.”

“Armature Studio is bringing us a narrative adventure that blends imagination with reality as you explore the protagonist Whit’s past and future.”

“The game has been put together by a group of industry vets who came together under the studio’s banner to create a different kind of gaming experience where the choices you make affect you for a lifetime.”
Bleeding Cool

“These story scenes have a dream-like quality, and players have the opportunity to make choices that impact the course of Whit’s life and the consequences of his actions.”
Game Informer
Game Informer

“Armature Studio has crafted a title which takes characters through various points in their lives as well as tackling the “interplay between the grounded and the ethereal.”
Push Square
Push Square