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Unavowed

1 month ago

Feature: Learning lessons from episodic television

What Works And Why: Story structure in Unavowed

Unavowed is a point-and-click adventure from Wadjet Eye, who made the Blackwell series and The Shivah. I haven't played those games, and I don't usually like point-and-clicks. But Unavowed gripped me from start to finish. It has a few mechanical modernisations over other adventure games, but most of what sucked me in was just the story, and the way it's told. It's a glowing example…

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Feature: In which Matt is objectively wrong

The RPS Verdict: Unavowed

John: Hello. I’ve brought you here today to plan our next hei… I mean discuss the surprisingly involved point and click adventure game, Unavowed. A game by Wadjet Eye that I, in my review, argued advances the PnC genre forward in ways that few will ever be able to successfully copy - a blending of RPG and adventure to create a narrative-driven game that you’ll…

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Feature: WELL?

What are we all playing this weekend?

Dear RPS, Hullo everyone! Dashing off a quick postcard from my hols. Ate three sticks of rock for breakfast today. Have started wearing a hat. Sand's everywhere. Margo did it again. Sophia says she's going to kill Judith. Visited the world's largest dairy statue of Alan Shearer; have bought you a lewd souvenir. And you wouldn't believe what we found while diving in the bay…

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2 months ago

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Unavowed review

Unavowed is unquestionably one of the most impressive point and click adventures made in many, many years. It's of a scale I wasn't at all expecting, with layer upon layer of complexity and variety in a way the genre has genuinely never seen before. It's also a darned fine yarn of demonic battling across the streets of New York, that tells its story in a…

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4 months ago

Unavowed: Wadjet Eye’s next game gets launch trailer

Unavowed might be shaping up to be the most interesting thing to happen to adventure games in a long time. It still looks like a Wadjet Eye game - set in New York, designed in AGS, elevated by Ben Chandler’s gorgeous art - so you’ll immediately be reminded of the Blackwell series, but for his first new story in twelve years, Dave Gilbert seems to…

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7 months ago

Feature: Repossessed

Unavowed aims to be an adventure that borrows the best of RPG narrative

It really doesn't feel like it, but it's been five years since Dave Gilbert released one of his splendid point-and-click adventure games, and twelve years since he worked on a brand new story, following his series of Blackwell games. Unavowed is that brand new story, due out later this year, and it's ambitious in ways I wasn't expecting: it's a very traditional-looking adventure, that belies…

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11 months ago

Get your urban fantasy on with Unavowed’s first trailer

Wadjet Eye’s Unavowed ticks a lot of my boxes right off the bat. It’s a new urban fantasy adventure game from Dave Gilbert, set in the same world as the Blackwell series -- though it doubles down on the fantasy half -- but inspired by BioWare’s party-based and banter-rich RPGs. It’s due out next year, but in the meantime there’s the game’s first trailer to…

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1 year ago

Feature: World of Absence

The RPG Scrollbars: In search of urban fantasy

There's a real urban fantasy gap in the gaming industry, and it's never made much sense. We see a thousand Tolkienesque fantasy games a minute (rough napkin calculation) and the future's typically so bright, even the lens flares need shades. Yet when it comes to that line where the mundane meets the magical, mostly what we've had for the last few years is false hope.…

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2 years ago

Feature: There's magic in the air

How Wadjet Eye’s Unavowed merges RPGs and point and click adventures

I'll always be excited when a new Dave Gilbert game is on the horizon. Since I first played The Shivah [official site] in 2006, a murder mystery more concerned with the Jewish faith than gangsters and gumshoes, I've felt I'm in safe hands with almost anything Gilbert puts out under his Wadjet Eye label. That includes games that he publishes as well as those he…

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3 years ago

Feature: Fairytales of New York

Wadjet Eye Interview: Urban Fantasy Adventure Unavowed Returns To World Of Blackwell Series

Part RPG, part adventure game, Unavowed is the next project from Wadjet Eye Games founder Dave Gilbert and even though it features entirely new characters, it takes place in the same world as the wonderful Blackwell series. I met with Gilbert at GDC and he explained the game's origins and intricacies, as well as talking about his love of urban fantasy, and his development as…

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The Vertigo Comics Games Wadjet Eye Never Made

On today's episode of Things That Might Have Happened And Could Have Been Cool But Didn't Happen But The Idea's Still Cool So That's Cool, it's the time retro adventure game folks Wadjet Eye might've made games based on DC Comics' moody Vertigo line. It didn't pan out, but they get as far as whipping up ↑ a nifty bit of artwork showing Hellblazer's John…

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