Compact but mighty Melbourne-primarily based devs Powerhoof have announced The Drifter, a point and click adventure game with a pulp noir tone. It is about a drifter attempting to clear his name and track down the folks who framed and (pretty much) murdered him. I’m kinda intrigued.
There’s tiny to go on at this point, but Powerhoof say The Drifter will provide complete voice acting and a story “drawing on King, Crichton and Carpenter, with a dash of 70s Ozploitation”. It may possibly be a tonal shift from the tongue-in-cheek comedic games they’re recognized for, but that pretty bloody pixel art style appears like it ought to transfer nicely.
Powerhoof are finest recognized for Crawl, the competitive regional multiplayer dungeon slasher with the finest game trailer ever, and Typical Human Basketball, one particular of the finest multiplayer games on Computer according to folks who, in contrast to me, have played it. They have also previously created a handful of adventure games and won 3 awards at Game Jolt’s Adventure Jam, so they ought to know what they’re undertaking right here.
As a former archive researcher I appreciate the realistic release date of “When it is done” on its Steam web page. The game’s web-site it is presently just a splash web page, even though I anticipate there’ll be a lot more specifics in future.