If you're starting to think there'll be no end of winter (in the northern hemisphere, at least), wait 'til you get a load of Richard & Alice, a post-apocalyptic indie adventure released today for PC.
Created by journalists Lewis Denby and Ashton Raze, whose combined credits include the likes of Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and GameSpot, Richard & Alice takes place in a word beset by extreme climate conditions. Some parts of the world have been rendered barren deserts, while others are now blanketed in endless snow and ice. Amidst such devastating wintry conditions, the titular characters find themselves the lone inmates in a once-luxurious prison, raising key questions for players such as how they got there, what happened to bring the world to this catastrophic condition, and more importantly, what happens now?
As seen in the game's latest trailer, Richard & Alice is a "story-focused" adventure with a minimalistic retro aesthetic. Much of the game will be played as Richard, but flashbacks played as Alice will help players piece together her mysterious history even as they try to figure out what's happening in the outside world.
Available now exclusively for download, you can find Richard & Alice at participating digital distributors like GOG.com and Desura. The game isn't currently offered on Steam, but it is eligible for voting through Greenlight.
To learn more about Richard & Alice, check out our hands-on preview, which includes an interview with the game's designers.
|Digital||February 21 2013||Owl Cave|