Unfold the mysteries of a dystopic animal society inhabiting retrofuturistic Vancouver in a noir stealth adventure coming in 2019
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Genre Pixel art cinematic adventure with stealth and action elements. Discover multiple ways to solve puzzles and tasks and move forward through the game by your own rules.
Style Take a pixel art grey, rainy Vancouver overgrown with luscious flower trees and vines, surrounded by the ocean and snowy mountain peaks, and inhabited by animals. Add a generous pinch of 50's noir and 80's sci-fi movie titles atmosphere, retro-futuristic technology and jazz soundscape.
Story Backbone is a story about how the environment shapes us, and how we influence it in return.
Narrative design Backbone is focused on thorough character development, investigation, and problem solving with multiple outcomes for every decision. Experience cinematic and thought-provoking story through the interactive medium of video games.
Game mechanics Become a detective: collect crucial pieces of evidence on the crime scene, interrogate witnesses, solve puzzles, and sneak around hostile environments using smell-based stealth mechanics.
Music Noir Vancouver is full of sounds coming from jazz bars, noisy alleys, night fish markets and industrial blocks. Backbone soundtrack is an original and refreshing take on dark jazz and electronic music.
Cinematography Backbone is a game, yet it feels like a movie thanks to cinematic multi-layered backgrounds, parallaxing, dynamic lighting and lense flares. Sprawling city, contrasting silhouettes against the setting sun, dust particles, neon signs and steaming sewer hatches. All in pixel.
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