By Quintin Smith on January 12th, 2011 at 10:33 am.
Gemini Rue, a dark, sci-fi adventure game that won the Student Showcase award at 2010′s IGF is coming out next month, and it’s looking tight like a baby in a bottle. Have a gander at the trailer after the jump. If all point’n'click games could be as dramatic as this, I might, y’know, sometimes play one of them. I actually got the chance to try Gemini Rue at last year’s EG Expo, and it reminded me of Snatcher and the Blade Runner game in all the right ways. Thanks to RPS reader Mysterious-Man-Who-Does-Not-Wish-To-Be-Named for the trailer tipoff.
Here’s the official plot rundown:
Azriel Odin, ex-assassin, arrives on the rain-drenched planet of Barracus to find someone. When things go horribly wrong, he can only seek help from the very criminals he used to work for.
Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a man called Delta-Six wakes up in a hospital with no memory. Without knowing where to turn or who to trust, he vows to escape before he loses his identity completely.
As fate brings these two men closer together, we discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a simple quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.
And the features list:
* Over 60 hand-drawn backgrounds
* A moody, film noir atmosphere
* Control both Azriel and Delta-Six
* An innovative investigation system
* A gripping sci-fi mystery
* DVD-style commentary track
And according to Blues News, if you pre-order Gemini Rue (EDIT: And pay an extra $10) you’ll get yourself a limited edition CD of the game, too. After that it’ll only be available on the imaginary bullet train that is Digital Distribution.