Friday, 27 April 2018

Backbone — pixel art detective adventure inspired by noir

Backbone is a pixel art cinematic adventure with stealth and action elements. As private investigator Howard Lotor, you are set to solve detective cases, interrogate witnesses, explore the intriguing and dangerous world around you, and sneak your way to safety using smell-based stealth mechanics. 

Backbone combines the visual and social contrasts of film noir with anthropomorphic animals, retrofuturistic technologies, and dystopian fiction. Crawl through the dark alleys of pixelated Vancouver, and experience the impactful storyline focused on themes of power and prejudice.

A rich, living and breathing world waiting to be explored. Backbone takes place in dystopian Vancouver, BC, featuring real locations and breathtaking pixel landscapes.

Find out more (and of course consider pledging) at the Backbone Kickstarter Page.





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Steampunk Co-op (and Solo) Adventure Game '39 Days to Mars' Out Now


April 25th, 2018 -- Indie developer It's Anecdotal is proud to announce its co-op steampunk puzzle-adventure game 39 Days to Mars is now available for $14.99 (on sale for $13.49 during launch week) on SteamHumble Store and itch.io!

39 Days to Mars is a 1-2 player co-operative adventure game set in an alternate reality some 150 years in the past. You play as Sir Albert Wickes and The Right Honourable Clarence Baxter, two 19th century explorers who are piloting the HMS Fearful -- a masterpiece of unreliable engineering -- on its maiden voyage to Mars. Single-player adventuring and puzzle-solving can be had as well, with the ship's computer-controlled cat there to keep you company.


When the steam engine runs out of coal, the ship's aforementioned cat shreds the navigation chart, and the tea gets cold, it becomes clear that interstellar transportation isn't a walk in the park. It will take the talents of two working together on a mix of puzzles and action sequences to get to Mars in one piece (let alone in 39 days).

39 Days to Mars is available on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. A console release is also in the works for later this year.

To find out more, visit: http://www.itsanecdotal.com/

About It's Anecdotal
It’s Anecdotal is the one-person indie development studio of Philip Buchanan. Having previously worked on titles such as Lara Croft GO and Hitman GO, Philip is now focused on bringing small indie titles to life. Working out of Montreal, Canada; and Christchurch, New Zealand, his aim is to produce concise games that give memorable experiences and have strong atmosphere.




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