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Announcing The Low Road #1118421
07/20/17 12:40 PM
07/20/17 12:40 PM
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New Point and Click Adventure Game THE LOW ROAD Coming to Steam July 26, 2017

View the video here.

The Low Road will be available for purchase here.

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Description

1976.
Noomi Kovacs—an overeager graduate of the LeCarre Institute for Exceptional Spies (L.I.E.S)—has just landed her first job at Penderbrook Motors’ Division of Outside Intelligence. Confined to an office and underestimated by her gruff supervisor—a disgraced former government agent named Turn—Noomi will have to exploit her colleagues and surroundings to help further her dream of becoming a globetrotting secret agent. Once in the field, Noomi and Turn begin to realize that their company’s dogged pursuit of their rivals extend to something far more sinister than “healthy competition” and the two will be forced to reconsider the paths they’ve chosen. Lying, blackmail, and emotional manipulation will become Noomi and Turn’s greatest assets as they make their way through…The Low Road.

Set in the world of the 1970s automobile industry, "The Low Road" is a point-and-click graphic adventure game which follows a team of corporate spies dedicated to the protection (and appropriation) of game-changing industry secrets. Sporting a unique visual style inspired by gouache paintings and a pulsating experimental score, "The Low Road" will captivate players through intricate puzzles, branching moral dilemmas, and a quirky cast of memorable characters.

History

Beginnings
The Low Road started in early 2014 as a shared vision between Xgen Studios founder and former CEO, Skye Boyes and Xgen Art Director Scott Carmichael. Following the launch of 2013's couch co-op digging adventure game, Super Motherload, Skye wanted to attempt a bold departure from XGen's previous titles. Skye knew that combining Scott's unique artistic style and direction with Eric Cheng's creative desire to meld live-theatre inspired audio with an all-original 1970s-inspired soundtrack could result in an exceptional point-and-click video game. In March 2015, Skye successfully secured competitive funding support from the Canada Media Fund.

And then...
The team started to evolve quickly, acquiring Lead Programmer Jed Lang in November 2014; and award-winning playwright Leif Oleson-Cormack as the game's Narrative Designer in March 2015. In October of 2015, during the midst of the game's development, the team suffered a tragic loss when Skye Boyes suddenly passed away. Not only did XGen lose a boss, they also lost a friend, mentor, and a fearlessly visionary leader. Skye’s passing was a massive blow for the XGen team and an unexpected hurdle in the development of The Low Road. Kaelyn Boyes, Skye’s wife assumed ownership of XGen Studios and project leadership of The Low Road. Drawing from Skye's vision and the resources he had put in place, the XGen team came together for each other during this unhappy time and continued forward. XGen Studios and The Low Road would not continue to exist if not for the team Skye carefully cultivated.

XGen Studios celebrated its 16-year anniversary in January of 2017 and is thrilled to be launching The Low Road on July 26, 2017. We believe it will be one of our biggest and best titles to date!

Features

Key Features:
A unique digitally painted illustration style influenced by 1970s television
Players carry out top-secret missions from the perspective of two agents
A mergence of traditional storytelling with engaging game play narratively designed by award-winning playwright Leif Oleson-Cormack
A fully-voiced cast of spies and civilians joining you and thwarting you in the dark comedy of corporate espionage.
An original score of swirling psychedelia and dusty Americana by Eric Cheng, featuring songs performed by Win Well.
Nostalgic point-and-click style gameplay influenced by LucasArts and Sierra classics
Branching conversation puzzles which challenge the player’s deductive and intuitive abilities
Over 15+ first person puzzle sequences, as you work your way up the ranks of corporate espionage


Happy Gaming!

Ana wave


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Re: Announcing The Low Road [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1118422
07/20/17 12:47 PM
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Thank you for the news and for the information, Ana. wave

Re: Announcing The Low Road [Re: Marian] #1118428
07/20/17 01:55 PM
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Re: Announcing The Low Road [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1118516
07/21/17 08:50 AM
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Looks interesting, thanks, Ana. smile


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Re: Announcing The Low Road [Re: venus] #1118550
07/21/17 02:47 PM
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Re: Announcing The Low Road [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1118577
07/21/17 07:01 PM
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Thanks Ana. Put this in my wish list.


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Re: Announcing The Low Road [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1118588
07/21/17 09:31 PM
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Thank you Ana,
As Venus put it: LOOKS Interesting. I look forward to knowing more about this game in the next few days.
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