By John Walker on October 20th, 2010 at 8:36 pm.
There’s an adventure in the works by Daedalic, they who brought us the very lovely, and almost good, The Whispered World. It’s called A New Beginning, it’s been in development for over two years, and at last there’s some new screenshots of it.
The “eco-thriller” plays as a classic point and click adventure, with what look to be gorgeous painted backgrounds, fighting to save the world from ecological catastrophe. (It was in looking up details of this game that I saw – for the first time – details of The Chronicles Of Shakespeare. Oh yeah. Next post for that.)
So first, enjoy a few A New Beginning shots. It’s set in the year 2500, which at first seems optimistic about how long we’ve got until the planet needs saving. However, the surface of the Earth is uninhabitable, and there’s only a handful of survivors left. Oops. So some Time Pilots head back to 2050, only to find that it’s already devastated. Eek! Two of the pilots manage to make a second leap back, presumably into our times, and through radically different ends intend to prevent the environmental collapse.
Here’s some of the lovely looking shots out so far. Click on them for a larger size:
It’s yet to receive a UK release date.