$ 13,000 is what the developers of It is the Zodiac that speaks in their Kickstarter campaign which started today. Jeux Punch Punk (developer) e Klabater (publishers) launched a 30-day crowdfunding campaign designed to expand the community and scale of the hugely ambitious project.
The game was created by a team of award-winning writers, developers, renowned musicians and a legendary music label and will be available on September 24, 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.
This is the Zodiac Speaking is a dark, solo psychological thriller based on real events. The game offers two different game modes. One combines storytelling with elements of stealth and action play while the second (Detective Mode) focuses on storytelling to allow you to fully immerse yourself in the investigation. The visuals refer to the vintage 70s and the unique atmosphere of California at the time. The game’s plot is based on the story of the Zodiac Killer, one of the most notorious serial killers ever captured. You play Robert Hartnell, a journalist from San Francisco, who one day receives a phone call from the mysterious killer, greeting him with the memorable “Hello, it’s the Zodiac talking”. This event will inevitably lead Robert to confront the famous American criminal.
This is the Zodiac Speaking screenplay co-author is Lukasz Orbitowski, one of the best Polish writers, winner of the prestigious Polityka Passport Award and nominated for the Nike Award (the most important literary award). Orbitowski is one of Poland’s most important horror writers. With Krzysztof Grudziński, boss of Punch Punk Games, delved into a dark and dangerous story set in the ’70s to create an engaging and mature storyline.
The music for the game was created by MIGA, an innovator and experimenter of the Polish electronic music scene. The game’s official soundtrack will be released in Europe by a legendary electronic music label, Pias recordings. The extraordinary soundtrack prepared by AGIM immediately aroused the interest of the Pias team who will work with Klabater, the game’s publisher.
« Rarely do you have so many talented people behind a game. And it’s even more impressive when you consider the fact that This is the Zodiac Speaking is an ambitious storytelling game.” , he stated Michal Gembicki, Co-CEO of Klabater. « Renowned musicians, award-winning writers and of course a talented development team led by Krzysztof Grudziński are all on board. I am really excited about this cooperation« .
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Source : Reddit