ZAGREB, Croatia - Jan. 19, 2017 - Bear With Me, a noire-themed point-and-click adventure from Exordium Games, will continue the story of 10-year-old Amber and her teddy bear detective companion, Ted E. Bear, when Episode 2 releases for PC, Mac and Linux on Feb. 15, 2017.
At the end of the first episode, the search for Amber's missing brother led the duo to a black-and-white metropolis inhabited by Amber's other toys, who moonlight as the hard-nosed underbelly of Paper City. The elusive Red Man, suspected as the cause of sprawling fires, still serves as an omnipresent menace in Episode 2.
Their search will cross paths with a new roster of allies and suspects including CBG, a former detective who now believes surveillance cameras are strapped to the seagulls throughout Paper City. If it's true, they've likely filmed the nefarious deeds of the Reef King, crime lord and operator of Westpaw Casino. He isn't the only menace Paper City residents fear; Tigren, a local voodoo queen, has a staggering reputation of her own.
Amber and Ted E. Bear's search for clues will lead them through twice as many scenes as Episode 1, showcasing locations such as an industrial stretch of docks complete with a diner, the bustling Westpaw Casino, and the heart of Tigren's Den.
Bear With Me features a narrative inspired by classic detective films and child-like imagination, coupled with dynamic storytelling and choices that affect the player's progress. The game balances its serious mysteries with sharp wit, cutting one-liners and puns that reference pop culture shared across movies and games.
Episode 2 will be available for $4.99 on Steam and the Humble Store with full English voiceover along with French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian subtitles.
"Players will witness extensive development of Amber and Ted's relationship in Episode 2, including the underlying strain between them, as they encounter fresh puzzles and new mysteries," said Andrej Kovacevic, game director, Exordium Games. "The sharp-tongued leads exchange their signature cutting humor as they face darker subject matter than the first episode while advancing classic detective-themed storytelling."
See also: my review of Bear With Me - Episode 1