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Backbone is a pixel art noir detective adventure. Step into the shoes of Howard Lotor, a raccoon private eye. Interrogate witnesses through branching dialogues inspired by classic CRPGs, sneak through diverse districts of a now walled-off dystopian Vancouver, sniff out clues, and choose which leads to follow.
Developer
EggNut, based in Vancouver, Canada
Website
eggnut.net
Release
2020
Gameplay
Cinematic detective adventure with stealth, puzzles and branching dialogues
Inspiration
Vancouver, film noir, modern dystopian political regimes
Main themes
Power, systemic discrimination, mortality
Platforms
Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
Technologies
Unreal Engine 4, Not Yet Dialogue Plugin
Game size
6-8 hours
Languages
English, Russian, Chinese
Main Features
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Backbone is a dark story set in dystopian anthropomorphic animal society, where social class is dictated by species.
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As a detective, sniff out clues and evidence, interrogate witnesses, solve stealth puzzles, and choose which leads to follow.
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Stunning combination of high resolution pixel art and Unreal Engine tools like volumetric lighting, particle effects and custom materials.
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Non-linear conversations with a diverse cast of characters inspired by old school CRPGs.
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Detailed environments are modeled after the real streets of Vancouver, BC.
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Original doom jazz OST.
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You get to play as a highly relatable raccoon in a trench coat.
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About Us
EggNut is a game studio established in 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. We're a diverse team of passionate creators based across Canada, Russia, UK, USA and Netherlands. Our mission is to explore the complexity of the human condition through the joy of interactive experiences.
Nikita Danshin
Co-founder, developer, composer
Alex Korabelnikova
Co-founder, PM, narrative designer
Kristina Dashevskaya
Senior artist
Aleksander Kolchin
UX/UI design
Kirill Simonenko
Animation artist
Toma Klepinina
Enviroment artist
Artem Pisarev
Developer
Maria Danshin
Artist
Julia Migacheva
Environment artist
Radu
Tech Artist
Diana Stolyarova
Developer
Danny Wadeson
Narrative designer
Tori Schafer
Writer