With a development cycle nearing two years my game project is finally nearing its completion. With a hopeful release planned for April now seemed an auspicious time to announce the game.
Titled 'Middens', the game is styled towards open ended exploration of a surreal sensibility. A formal battle system in a likeness to traditional RPGs is employed alongside a "knife effect" system making for diverse creature interactions. Some of the game denizens require a formal duel while others can be destroyed on the general map, whereas others are completely peaceful.
Middens takes the perspective of an ambiguous drifter traversing a veritable x-zone. Roving its interminable wastes the nomad chances upon
a sentient revolver beside an ominous pile of remains.
The pistol offers its exploit in exchange for a pledge of inextricable compansionship.
Espousing to be the player's conscience the dubious weapon directs the drifter to a nearby outpost wherein the story further unfolds.
Despite its appearance as a wasteland the rift is home to many strange denizens–
some volatile and others ineffectual. Whatever their disposition the pistol represents the choice to engage them or to spare them. Offense and passivity
both have their appropriate times with rewards and consequences
being granted to both paths respectively.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.