Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a bleak American folk tale about travelling, sharing stories, and surviving manifest destiny. Featuring gorgeous illustration by Kellan Jett, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine combines 2D visuals with a 3D map, inviting the player to embark on an interactive journey by foot, road or train, where history, storytelling and many interesting paths intersect.

Players wander across a folkloric Depression era United States at their own pace, meeting strangers with their own stories to tell. Through these interactions, players will be able to collect unique stories which can then be re-told to unlock new interactions. In this way the in-game stories themselves act as a currency to progress through the game, and it’s up to the player to pair the right story with the unique needs of each of the characters that you will encounter throughout your travels. Only through these right pairings will characters reveal their true selves, and bestow you with the most powerful stories, the true ones which reveal something about their own lives. Stories organically take on a life of their own as they grow larger and transform as they’re told- and re-told.

A different person wrote the stories for each character in Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, so you’ll get a wide range of tales about America. You’ll also notice the music and stories of America – you’ll help spread tales of bootleggers, strange lights, three-headed birds, Johnny Appleseed, Bigfoot, Paul Bunyan, and La Llorona. And while you do that, you’ll hear folk music, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and other amazing pieces of music composed for the game.


  • A variety of folk tales and personal stories to encounter, told by characters from all over America
  • Beautiful combination of 3D overworld and 2D illustration in its own unique style
  • Stories by a wide selection of excellent writers
  • An emerging fantastical, psychedelic, surreal and creepy tinge as the game continues

A talented list of voice actors bring Where the Water Tastes Like Wine to life, including renowned singer-songwriter, musician and actor Sting (The Police), Elizabeth Maxwell (Urbosa – Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Sae Nijima – Persona 5), Dave Fennoy (Lee – The Walking Dead), Mike MacRae (Buzz Lightyear – Kingdom Hearts), Melissa Hutchison (Ashe – League of Legends), Cissy Jones (Firewatch), Kimberly Brooks (Ashley – Mass Effect), Sarah Elmaleh (Gone Home, Anthem), and more.

Developed by Dim Bulb Games and Serenity Forge, and originally released for PC & Mac, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine has now been released on Nintendo Switch, for Xbox One at the Microsoft Store, and for PS4 via the PlayStation Store.

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