A BELFAST-based online game design firm is getting ready to launch a brand new sport through which gamers obtain the assistance of Oscar Wilde’s ghost in fixing an occult spy thriller.
Jennifer Wilde: Unlikely Revolutionaries will likely be launched this month by Outsider Video games, 5 years after the corporate determined to convey the undertaking to life for gamers.
The sport relies on a comic book e book from Dublin writer Atomic Diner, which was first launched again in 2011. The story was the brainchild of creator Rob Curley, and the brand new sport imitates the Nineteen Twenties jazz period fashion of the e book, with gamers fixing mysteries by ‘level and click on’ gameplay.
Gamers tackle the position of heroine Jennifer, who can talk with the lifeless, and who makes an attempt to summon her father’s ghost after his demise however as an alternative brings again the spirit of Oscar Wilde, with whom whom the sport’s lore states her father had an affair.
The sport’s description states that Jennifer and the ghost of the well-known Dublin playwright, who died in 1900, “examine a world thriller, discovering a path of homicide and revolution that leads them into battle with secret authorities organisations and a British occult spy community”.
Outsider Video games founder Stephen Downey mentioned distant designers working throughout the north in places together with Belfast, Lisburn and Lurgan helped convey the journey to life.
Mr Downey offered the artwork and lettering for the unique comedian sequence.
“I began turning the graphic novel I labored on right into a sport over 5 years in the past and it is lastly completed,” he mentioned.
“Even whereas drawing the primary panel, I knew the homicide thriller plotline and melancholy story would make an ideal level and click on journey, and began the lengthy technique of adapting the story, with the purpose of aligning investigative gameplay with the design language of comics.”
The sport will likely be obtainable on the Steam platform on October 18.