Former NAG editor turned megastar indie-developer-with-a-proper-beard-and-everything Geoff Burrows has announced that his debut game, Among the Innocent: A Stricken Tale, will be out at rAge in Joburg this October. GET HYPE.
The game’s a first person, point-and-click adventure set in the Free State, and the first part of a planned five-episode series, “each exploring a stage in the Kübler-Ross model for dealing with grief and loss”. So you know it’s going to be lank snot en trane, ek sê.
“When struggling writer Peter York becomes trapped on a remote farmstead in the eastern Free State, South Africa, he is forced to confront a dark history in his bid for freedom,” reads the blurb on the game’s official website. It also features “a mature story for players who long for intrigue”.
I’m… intrigued. It’s already working.
Among the Innocent: A Stricken Tale will be selling for R150 at the expo, with a “very limited physical edition” available for purchase.
“This will be a relatively simple boxed copy with a game disc inside,” Geoff explained in a recent update on his blog. “It’ll be DRM-free – you can take it home, pop in the disc, install and play.”
There’s also a beta scheduled to go live “very soon”, but in the meantime, you can download the alpha from the game’s website, linked up top.
The annual rAge expo is happening 7-9 October at the TicketPro Dome in Northgate.