Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:29pm 11/04/19 | 1 Comments
Liberated from independent developer Atomic Wolf is described as a "playable tech-noir graphic novel", and judging by the announcement trailer that's definitely the best way to describe it. Like a blend of Limbo with classic Sega title Comix Zone it presents its story as a graphic novel with interactive panels - with meaningful choice and fully playable action sequences.
The gritty black and white meets noir presentation looks great too. Check it out.
Players will experience a story about a world where government authorities use advanced technology to manipulate the population. Civil rights are a thing of the past, with the government engaging in complete surveillance of every citizen in the world. Social media activity, online payments, and GPS location tracking from mobile devices are just some of the ways every single person is being monitored. In this world, there are insurgents resisting this oppression, fighting for their freedom, while government agents try to maintain order and control. In Liberated, players will experience both sides of this conflict, with every choice they make changing the course of the story.
Liberated deals with serious subject matter in a way that graphic novels are known for, so this looks to be more than a simple stylistic approach.
“The way technology is being used to aid government control has changed drastically in the 21st century and we wanted to explore the dangers of where it’s seemingly headed,” said Marek Czerniak, Creative Director at Atomic Wolf. “Liberated explores this in a nuanced, pragmatic way, with a stylish blend of motion comics and gameplay that keeps things brisk, stylish, and on the edge of your seat!”
Liberated launches later this year on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.