Wadjet Eye Games, the deeply independent developer/publisher of fine adventure games that has already given us the excellent Blackwell series and such refreshing point-and-clickers as the Shivah and Puzzle Bots, has announced its latest offering: Gemini Rue. Actually and, well, happily, Gemini Rue preorders have also been made available, allowing tasteful gamers to either reserve their digital copy or even grab the proper limited edition boxed version.
But what is Gemini Rue and why should you care? Easy, that. It quite obviously is a point-and-click indie adventure game with amazing retro-styled graphics. What's more, it is the indie adventure formerly known as Boryokudan Rue. You know, that Boryokudan Rue that actually was an Independent Game Festival Student Showcase winner in 2010, only finished, with a new -gloriously pronounceable- title, professional voice-over, an original soundtrack, dollops of polish and even in-game commentary. Exciting eh? Here's the trailer:
Besides looking and sounding beautiful, which it impressively does, Gemini Rue also is a neo-noir thriller set in a properly noir-ish dark version of capitalist future dominated by the corrupt Boryokudan crime syndicate. According to Wadjet Eye's press release, "players assume the roles of two very different characters: Azriel Odin, an ex-assassin searching for a defector from the Gemini system, and Delta-Six, a hospital inmate whose memory has been wiped by mysterious, Big Brother types. As fate brings the two men together, players explore a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a simple quest for redemption can change an entire galaxy's fate".
As the game wont be released before the 24th of February, you can further tease yourselves by reading this PC Gamer preview and having a stroll over this little AGS corner of the web. Oh, and you can follow the game's creator on twitter and via his personal blog. Just don't forget to preorder Gemini Rue. And do expect a review to appear on Gnome's Lair as soon as possible.
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