And that's adventure game in the point-and-click sense, as Brawsome
's Warp Frontier
presents a very cool sci-fi world that lets you play space detective. A space cop with an Aussie accent too, because even in the distant future, we're everywhere.
The point-and-click genre is one that goes back to the earliest days of PC gaming, and weirdly enough, to a time before the mouse was a thing people plugged into their decidedly beige computers. And that’s because the adventure game has always been one where narrative and story drove the on-screen action, and puzzles were seen as the mechanics in which to foster problem solving. Or simply, trying out various inventory combinations on a dead end to see what works.
Our Full Warp Frontier Review
Warp Frontier, from local indie Brawsome, is a new sci-fi point-and-click adventure game with a keen focus on narrative and creating a world to explore and play detective in. In terms of presentation it’s a throwback of sorts to the genre popularised in the '90s, albeit with art direction that instil a sense of comic book realism to environments and characters. In Warp Frontier you take on the role of space cop Vincent Cassini as he investigates a disappearance and then slowly unravels a plot involving a devastating war, its survivors, and the very nature of consciousness.