Hiding Spot Games, the developer of the upcoming cute and creepy storybook adventure, Beacon Pines, has announced that Fellow Traveller will be handling publishing duties. Fellow Traveller is an experienced indie publisher, and since they have a special focus on narrative games, it means Beacon Pines is a great match for their expertise
Join Henry Dijon in an archaeological adventure to save his kidnapped professor from the clutches of an ancient Egyptian god. Mutropolis is set in the year 5000 where Earth has become a wild and inhospitable place, so Henry will need his wits about him to succeed in his quest. Fortunately, Henry has a team of very capable colleagues assisting him on his rescue mission. Mutropolis requires some patience and out-of-the-box thinking, but it is a very impressive debut that deserves to be played by fans of the genre.
Gameplay: Some of the puzzles are tricky but very rewarding to solve.
Graphics: The hand-drawn visuals are beautiful and charming.
Sounds: Great voice acting and a nice chill soundtrack
The Room Three builds upon everything that made the previous two games so successful and adds some interesting ideas of its own. It’s much more ambitious than the past games, with larger environments and more exploration. The visuals and audio are top-notch, and the puzzles are extremely satisfying to solve. It’s still a relatively short experience, but the inclusion of alternate endings that require some effort to uncover adds some longevity.
Gameplay: You’ll love this game if you are a puzzle fan.
Graphics: The visuals are beautifully detailed.
Sound: The music is sparse, but the sound effects are great
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter offers the perfect blend of immersive storytelling, atmospheric music and jaw dropping visuals. The gameworld is not just beautiful, but also compelling to explore. I would have loved it if the world was a bit more interactive and the whole experience slightly longer, but overall the game delivers on all its promises. It is also best experienced without knowing exactly what you are getting yourself into, so don’t be tempted into ruining any surprise for yourself before playing.
Gameplay: The supernatural talents of the protagonist allows for some interesting, but not too taxing, puzzle solving.
Graphics: The use of photogrammetry technology means that the game looks phenomenally detailed.
Sound: The soundtrack is hauntingly beautiful although the voice acting has a few rough patches