Due out on PC this Fall, a new point-and-click adventure from indie developer Grundislav Games and indie publisher Wadjet Eye will transport players back to the Roaring Twenties
June 30, 2014
Wadjet Eye Games
Coral Gables, Florida. Known as The City Beautiful; an idyllic Sunshine State waterfront community just one hurricane away from devastation. The 1920s: An era of Gatsby, glitz, glamor and promise. A booming real estate market. The Mob. The Great Depression.
And in the middle of it all, Alfie Banks. An ordinary guy looking to strike it rich who gets a lot more than he bargains for.
A Golden Wake is a nostalgic adventure based on actual events that includes real-life locations and historical figures. The story spans two dramatic decades in American history.
Players will guide Alfie through story- and puzzle-driven gameplay, retro-styled pixel art, and a point-and-click interface reminiscent of such classics as King's Quest and Monkey Island. As Alfie, your power of persuasion will play a unique role; you must analyze other characters' attitudes and weaknesses, and determine the best way to approach them.
"Having grown up in Miami (Ed. note: I did, also), I wanted to tell the story of an era that's usually depicted in New York or Chicago," says A Golden Wake's designer Francisco Gonzalez of his decision to set a game during the Jazz Age. "Miami's land boom and bust during the 1920s and 1930s represents a fascinating slice of our recent history, and I was able to incorporate a lot of real people and events into the narrative of this everyman going after the American Dream."
Dave Gilbert, founder of Wadjet Eye Games: "I first met Francisco in the early 2000s, back when we were both scrappy freeware developers. Since then, I've watched him move from strength to strength and I was so happy when he made the leap to commercial development. I feel very honored to be partnering up with him now. As for A Golden Wake, I just love it. This game [is] a fun, poignant romp through 1920s-era Miami that is both meticulously researched and perfectly relevant to our current times."
Look for A Golden Wake on PC this Fall as a digital download.