Groundhog Day Like Father Like Son announcement

Groundhog Day Getting a Sequel in the Form of a VR Game

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In case you’re too young to know about it, the hit movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and directed by his fellow Ghostbuster Harold Ramis, was released in 1993. Now, more than 25 years later, the movie is getting a sequel in the form of a virtual reality video game.

It was recently announced on the official PlayStation blog that Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son will be launching on PlayStation VR later this year. The game is being developed by The Invisible Hours developer Tequila Works and will feature writing by Rick and Morty writer James Siciliano and former Telltale Games and Bungie writer Joshua Rubin.

In Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, the player will play as Phil Connors Jr., the son of Bill Murray’s character from the movie. Just like Phil Connors Sr., the events of the game will see Connors Jr. trapped living out the same day over and over in the small town of Punxsutawney. The gameplay will consist of interacting with a number of NPCs, each of whom are living out their own stories simultaneous to each other, with many branching narratives as a result. It will be up to the player to decide which stories to interfere with and when to do so to get the best outcome for the day.

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Dylan Siegler
Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).