Whats up! I’m Yuts, a member of the sport improvement collaborative Geography of Robots.
We launched our first recreation Norco in March and at the moment are bringing it to consoles with the assistance of our writer, Uncooked Fury. The sport’s a first-person point-and-click journey within the type of classics like Snatcher, Rise of the Dragon, and Deja Vu. You play as Kay, a transient younger girl who’s returned to her hometown of Norco, Louisiana following her mother’s loss of life solely to find that her brother has gone lacking. By means of this narrative, the participant explores an uncanny and surreal depiction of South Louisiana stuffed with deranged ditch prophets, influencer cults, distributed flesh AI, and different visions of another current. We’ve been shocked and very appreciative of the reception that the sport’s been receiving, having received the first-ever Tribeca Video games Award in 2021, in addition to the “Lengthy Characteristic” award at Berlin A Maze fest.
The sport received its begin as a casual geography mission following Hurricane Katrina. A detailed good friend and I had been touring round South Louisiana, taking pictures and conducting interviews to know how the storm impacted our dwelling. I’m from Norco, so I used to be significantly targeted on each the city and the encompassing “River Parish” area. We carried out this mission from round 2007 to 2010. From there, I began experimenting with open-source libraries on-line, studying pixel artwork and fundamental recreation design. I used this to construct a side-scroller prototype primarily based loosely on the observations and analysis we’d been amassing. I started collaborating with the sound artist “Gewgawly I” throughout that interval, and the mission shortly grew in scope.
Norco is obtainable proper now with Sport Cross on Xbox Sequence X|S, Xbox One and PC. We hope you take pleasure in it!
NORCO is a text-based level & click on journey that immerses the participant within the sinking suburbs and industrial swamplands of an more and more surreal and distorted South Louisiana.
Your brother Blake has gone lacking within the aftermath of your mom’s loss of life. Within the hopes of discovering him, you need to comply with a fugitive safety android via the refineries, strip malls, and drainage ditches of suburban New Orleans.
Immerse your self in a surreal and uncanny South Louisiana:
NORCO’s painterly and cinematic pixel artwork attracts the participant into its quotidian sci-fi world of disappearing swamplands, labyrinthine oil refineries, and different landscapes impressed by the titular city of Norco, Louisiana and different elements of Larger New Orleans. Sink into the wealthy subject recordings and sound design by fmAura and a driving, post-industrial digital rating from Gewgawly I.
Unravel a thriller in a world haunted by the previous and threatened by the longer term:
What begins as a simple seek for your lacking brother shortly spirals right into a multigenerational thriller. The strains between salvation, reminiscence, expertise, and nature bleed collectively right into a uniquely compelling, contemplative narrative rooted in Southern literature, pulp fiction, and level & click on journey video games each basic and modern.
Discover alongside sharply drawn characters with deep roots, wealthy backstories, and complicated motives:
A chaotic bayou pirate, bar-stool non-public detective, escaped safety android, and your stuffed childhood monkey will all provide help in an eroding and unsure world. Resolve puzzles, combat your well beyond company safety goons, and infiltrate an influencer cult squatting an deserted mall on the outskirts of New Orleans.”