The Low Road

Developer: XGen Studios

City: Edmonton

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The Low Road
Price: 17.49 CAD

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Theme & Narrative:

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.

Description:

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 rock and roll score, “The Low Road” will captivate players through intricate puzzles, branching moral dilemmas, and a quirky cast of memorable characters.

Digital Alberta Ember Awards 2017 “Best Gaming Experience” – Winner
Game Design Awards 2017 “Best Character Design” – Winner
Full Indie Vancouver “2017 Demo Night” – Winner
Indie Prize Showcase USA 2017 – Nominee
Game Developer Conference 2016 “Best In Play” – Winner
Playcrafting ’16 Bit Awards “Best Style” – Nominee

Key Features:

  • A unique digitally hand painted 2D illustration style with 1970s television influences.
  • Over 32000 words of dark comedic dialogue fully-voiced from a cast of characters
  • Play from the perspective of two corporate espionage agents
  • A mergence of traditional storytelling and engaging game play
  • An original score of swirling psychedelia and dusty Americana
  • Nostalgic point-and-click style gameplay influenced by LucasArts and Sierra classics
  • Branching conversation puzzles that will challenge your deductive and intuitive abilities
  • Over 15+ first person puzzle sequences

Release Date

Jul 26, 2017
Hi, I'm Craig. Creator of Alberta Makes Games and local advocate for game development.
I created the Calgary Game Developers meetup group in 2013 and have been a director for both Calgary Game Developers Association and Interactive Arts Alberta.

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