Howdy! I’m Yuts, a member of the sport improvement collaborative Geography of Robots.
We launched our first recreation Norco in March and are actually bringing it to consoles with the assistance of our writer, Uncooked Fury. The sport’s a first-person point-and-click journey within the model of classics like Snatcher, Rise of the Dragon, and Deja Vu. You play as Kay, a transient younger lady who’s returned to her hometown of Norco, Louisiana following her mother’s demise solely to find that her brother has gone lacking. Via this narrative, the participant explores an uncanny and surreal depiction of South Louisiana crammed with deranged ditch prophets, influencer cults, distributed flesh AI, and different visions of an alternate current. We’ve been shocked and very appreciative of the reception that the sport’s been receiving, having gained the first-ever Tribeca Video games Award in 2021, in addition to the “Lengthy Function” award at Berlin A Maze fest.
The sport bought its begin as a casual geography undertaking following Hurricane Katrina. A detailed pal and I had been touring round South Louisiana, taking pictures and conducting interviews to know how the storm impacted our house. I’m from Norco, so I used to be significantly centered on each the city and the encircling “River Parish” area. We carried out this undertaking from round 2007 to 2010. From there, I began experimenting with open-source libraries on-line, studying pixel artwork and primary recreation design. I used this to construct a side-scroller prototype based mostly loosely on the observations and analysis we’d been gathering. I started collaborating with the sound artist “Gewgawly I” throughout that interval, and the undertaking rapidly grew in scope.
Norco is offered proper now with Recreation Cross on Xbox Sequence X|S, Xbox One and PC. We hope you get pleasure from it!
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Xbox Recreation Cross
NORCO is a text-based level & click on journey that immerses the participant within the sinking suburbs and industrial swamplands of an more and more surreal and distorted South Louisiana.
Your brother Blake has gone lacking within the aftermath of your mom’s demise. Within the hopes of discovering him, you should observe a fugitive safety android by way of the refineries, strip malls, and drainage ditches of suburban New Orleans.
Immerse your self in a surreal and uncanny South Louisiana:
NORCO’s painterly and cinematic pixel artwork attracts the participant into its quotidian sci-fi world of disappearing swamplands, labyrinthine oil refineries, and different landscapes impressed by the titular city of Norco, Louisiana and different components of Larger New Orleans. Sink into the wealthy subject recordings and sound design by fmAura and a driving, post-industrial digital rating from Gewgawly I.
Unravel a thriller in a world haunted by the previous and threatened by the longer term:
What begins as a simple seek for your lacking brother rapidly spirals right into a multigenerational thriller. The strains between salvation, reminiscence, know-how, and nature bleed collectively right into a uniquely compelling, contemplative narrative rooted in Southern literature, pulp fiction, and level & click on journey video games each basic and up to date.
Discover alongside sharply drawn characters with deep roots, wealthy backstories, and complicated motives:
A chaotic bayou pirate, bar-stool non-public detective, escaped safety android, and your stuffed childhood monkey will all supply help in an eroding and unsure world. Clear up puzzles, battle your well past company safety goons, and infiltrate an influencer cult squatting an deserted mall on the outskirts of New Orleans.”