ABSENT is a third-person, action-adventure game set in a grounded but fictional world, with players taking on the role of a detective tracking down a missing person. The game is being developed using Unreal Engine and is inspired by other games that are usually referred to as immersive simulations or “immersive sims”.

ABSENT features open-ended level design and sophisticated artificial intelligence systems which respond dynamically and authentically to a player's actions. There are many ways for the player to interact with the game characters and the worlds they inhabit, including initiating conversations to gather information, using or avoiding the use of force, or combining these elements to create their own personalised solutions, overcoming the challenges presented to them in unique, interesting ways.