Hey, remember our old NAG magazine editor Geoff “Geoffypigs” Burrows? Actually, only I ever called him that, and only when I was flattering him for deadline extensions. I’m not very good at flattering. Anyway, he’s making games now, and he even launched his first one on real proper discs and everything at rAge last weekend. This guy, you guys. Now, Among the Innocent: A Stricken Tale is up for voting on Steam Greenlight, so he can get it out on the interdigitrons and be an indie developer superstar.
“Among the Innocent is a first-person adventure thriller that takes place on an abandoned farm in the eastern Free State, South Africa,” reads the Steam Greenlight blurb. “The gameplay is inspired by classic point-and-click adventure games, and is packed with intrigue, puzzle-solving, and exploration.”
The game is 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 forget me not, Twinsaver.
Unlike a lot of – or maybe even most – other Steam Greenlight games, Among the Innocent is already finished up, and as Geoff explains, “it’ll take just a few weeks for us to have the game ready for release on Steam”. So that’s rad.
I’ve voted, and not just because Geoffypigs was always so magnanimous about deadline extensions, but also because of that. You should vote too.