Backbone is a brand new game from EggNut Studio on Kickstarter

EggNut Studio has a wonderful Kickstarter campaign to help them finish out their game, Backbone. Built on the Unreal Engine 4, it is expected to be released in 2019 on Windows, Mac and Linux with consoles to be announced. English and Russian languages supported on release, with others to be announced. Expected price is $20.00 (USD).

As quoted from their promotional video, "60% of funds acquired during this campaign will be put into their salaries so the team can safely work on this project as a team so they can focus on what they do best; create beautiful and engaging stories. Our marketing is cheap yet effective and there is no office rental or technology costs, because we are working from home. The rest of the funds will go to Kickstarter fees, taxes and rewards."

What is Backbone?
Backbone is a pixel art cinematic adventure with stealth and action elements. As a private investigator Howard Lotor you are set to solve detective cases, interrogate witnesses, explore the intriguing retrofuturistic Vancouver, and sneak your way to safety using smell-based stealth mechanics.

Backbone collides the visual and social contrasts of film noir with anthropomorphic animals and dystopian fiction. Crawl through the dark alleys of pixelated Vancouver, and experience the impactful storyline focused on themes of power and prejudice.

What is it about?
The planet is sprawling with anthropomorphic animal species. Streets of Vancouver are overgrown with ivy and humongous trees, branches and vines piercing through the concrete, and huge flowers nesting on top of the roofs.

The Great Apes call themselves the founding fathers of this world, and they are the moral, ethical and political compass of the society.

Vancouver is surrounded by huge walls from every side to make sure that no one from across it intrudes in the utopic society constructed so carefully by the Great Apes.

Howard Lotor is a raccoon private investigator. His mundane life is interrupted with the appearance of a powerful technology that can blur the lines of conventional order and change the society forever.

How is the gameplay?
The heart of Backbone is world exploration, investigation and stealth. Become a detective: collect crucial pieces of evidence on the crime scene, interrogate witnesses, solve puzzles using in-game objects, and sneak around hostile environments using your sense of smell.

Who is EggNut?
EggNut is a game development studio in Vancouver, Canada. We got together in 2016 and decided to start making video games. We love games because they are the best medium for conveying the complexity of a human condition.

We might come from different backgrounds and live in distant countries, but we are united by a strong determination to create meaningful experiences. Every EggNut member has a right to influence the creative process and a liberty to contribute their best efforts. Our most cherished values are happiness, people and meaning.

There are 25 days remaining on the Kickstarter campaign. Be sure to check out and all the wonderful rewards they have to offer as well as the stretch goals, and we'll keep you informed here at Indie Retro News with their progress!

 Links : 1) Kickstarter 2) Homesite 3) Twitter 4) VK

Article by Scotty Emerle-Sifuentes

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