The game will be an episodic 2D point&click adventure game, with seven episodes. You will play a different character in each of the first six episodes (as for the seventh, we will have to wait to know more). The story is about a political protest in a British private school following new financial rulings by the Ministry of Education. It might remind you of events that happened in 2010 in the UK, although the idea for the game apparently came following similar events that happened in Chile in 2011. Anyhow, there is a serious political aspect to the story which I have not seen in many projects and provides the main appeal to me for this game.
The game will include (this is taken from the kickstarter page):
- -- A plot inspired by very current and ongoing political events!
-- Hand-drawn characters and moody environments in a comic book art style!
-- Build relationships between characters! Forge and break alliances! Find love! Spread gossip!
-- Puzzles! Dialogue puzzles! Mini-game puzzles! Gadget puzzles! Computer hacking puzzles! Even a puzzle where you have to play drunken charades in the dark! Yes, really!
-- Teenage hijinx!
-- Optional side quests and achievements!
-- An in-world collectible voodoo doll trading game, featuring a stat-based battle system!
-- Roleplaying elements, including stats, reputation and a morality gauge!
-- Hours upon hours of gameplay-- we're shooting for something in the realm of 40+ hours! (Although not PER episode, of course; come on, we're not THAT crazy.)
And if you are not convinced yet, there is a great interview at Adventure Gamers.