Award-winning Pixel Art Sci-Fi Noir Detective Game Lacuna now available for Windows PC.
It’s time to light a (virtual) smoke, hit the curb and ask the tough questions, because today publisher Assemble Entertainment and developer DigiTales Interactive are excited to announce that sci-fi noir interrogation simulator Lacuna is now is available for Windows PC via Steam! In the game, players wrap themselves in the drenched trench coat of grizzled Central Department of Investigation (CDI) agent Neil Conrad as he attempts to unravel a mystery that could have wildly dire consequences.
Delve deep into a complex system of branching dialogue options, dynamic conversations, mutable NPCs, and multiple unique endings that will keep players guessing until the very end. Conrad must trust no one, ask lots of questions and keep his eyes peeled for important clues as he searches for answers in his unorthodox quest to get to the bottom of this conspiracy.
“Lacuna is a thrilling mystery that takes everything players love about the Noir genre and wraps it in a sci-fi twist, while updating the point-and-click genre for modern players looking for something new ,” said Stefan Marcinek, CEO of Assemble Entertainment. “Players loved the prologue and we’re thrilled they can finally figure out the mystery!”
Jasmin Pfeiffer and Julian Colbus, co-founders of DigiTales Interactive, added: “Lacuna is our debut title, and we can’t believe it’s really finished! It’s a work of passion that has accompanied us since our university days, and we’re so happy to finally be able to share it with the world and see what decisions players will make. We believe that games are the best medium for telling a compelling and gripping story, and we hope you get just that from our game. “
Winner of ‘Best Prototype’ at Game Award Saar and 2nd place as ‘Best Game’ at Indie Game Fest 2019 and the hour-long prologue with an extremely positive Steam rating of 92%, Lacuna is a contemporary take on a classic formula . While on the surface the game seems to follow the tropes of the time-tested point-and-click blueprint, Lacuna does away with cumbersome mechanics like repetitive dialogue options, counter-intuitive puzzles, pixel hunting, and disruptive story breaks. Instead, the game uses WASD/controller controls, permanent changes to the plot based on the player’s choices, story-driven mysteries, optional interactive elements, multiple endings, and a deep, complex story that revolves entirely around the player’s actions .
The main features are:
- A system-wide conspiracy: What looks like a simple, if high-profile murder is just the tip of the conspiracy iceberg, as one death leads to another and the body count begins to mount
- Die-alogue for Days: The crux of any inquiry is conversation. Chat with a wide cast of unique NPCs with an extensive dialogue system where every interaction can reveal something new and the discourse doesn’t repeat.
- Choices have consequences: what players say and do will affect an ever-evolving story that forces them to make tough decisions and live with the outcome. With multiple unique endings, each player’s experience will be unique and the answers at the end of the investigation will vary depending on the steps and decisions they make along the way.
Lacuna, published by Assemble Entertainment and developed by DigiTales Interactive, is now available on Windows PC via Steam for $15.99 with a 15% launch discount. In addition to the standard edition, Assemble is also releasing a ‘Save The World’ edition on Steam for €25.99 with 10% of the proceeds going to GoGiveOne. Founded by the WHO Foundation, GoGiveOne collects donations to provide COVID-19 vaccines to countries that cannot afford them.