German publisher Daedalic Entertainment, which specializes in narrative-driven adventure titles, will be showcasing three upcoming games at the Gamescom 2014 convention in Cologne, Germany.
Situated at booth 1-12 in Hall 10.1 from August 13 to 17, Daedalic, which was voted Best German Studio at the German Games Developers Award, will have Silence-The Whispered World 2, Fire, and Randal’s Monday on hand for anyone to try out.
Silence-The Whispered World 2 is the sequel to 2009’s The Whispered World, a 2D point and click adventure game that tells the story of a miserable circus clown plagued by nightmares of the apocalypse who decides to set out on an adventure. Whispered World 2 will continue his adventure, in which he must find his sister in the nightmarish world of Silence amidst a rebellion. Like its predecessor, the game will be a point and click adventure game, but with remarkably superior 3D visuals.
Also developed by Daedalic is Fire, another 2D point and click adventurer. This one is set in the stone age, and has players take on the role of Ungh, a cro magnon whose negligence results in the lose of his village’s precious fireplace. He must set on a grand journey to acquire fire for his village; a journey that will see him encounter puzzles, dinosaurs, romance and assorted pre-historic curiosities. True to its unsophisticated setting, Fire features 1-click controls and little to no dialogue; this is the stone age, after all, but it does feature some really charming artwork.
Lastly is Randal’s Monday, developed by Spanish team Nexus Game Studios. Set in a more urban, and therefore grimier, environment, the game revolves around Randal, a thoroughly detestable human being who is described as a kleptomaniac, sociopath and an awful friend. One Monday morning, he accidentally happens upon his best friend Matt’s engagement ring, Instead of returning it, Randal chooses to pawn it, and in doing so all hell breaks loose, starting with Matt committing suicide. Somehow, Randal finds himself reliving that fateful Monday, and realizes that he must recover the ring he just sold to prevent further unspeakable horrors. Written as a love letter to geek culture, Randal’s Monday is said to feature “jillions” of references and homages to 80s, 90s and 2000s geek culture. Yes, it is a sign that one is getting old when the 2000s get lumped in with the 80s and 90s.
No specific release dates for these games have been announced, but we can expect them between the end of 2014 and early 2015.
Further activities are planned at Daedalic’s Gamescom booth, and will be updated on its Facebook page.