Here it is, finally finished my second part of the EGX Rezzed highlights, namely the most beautiful, attention-grabbing titles, at least according to my eyes and sensibility. Without further ado…
Or you can read part 1, if you haven’t already:
THIS. IS. INDIA!!!
Raji: An Ancient Epic
Set in an ancient magical India, it tells the story of a young girl, Raji, chosen by the gods to be the sole defender of the humanity against hordes of demons. Imbued with godlike powers Raji is trying to save mainly his young brother taken from her. The game is an isometric, kind of God of War-type game, with Raji wielding her weapon and using different magical powers. You can choose which god to favour you, which will determine your power set and weapons.
The amazing art of the game was an instant draw. Had to have a closer look at the game. The combat is fun and fluid, and the story engaging.
The Sinking City
From the guys that are famous for different Sherlock Holmes adventure games. This time they went creepy. Oakmont, a city in Massachusetts, New England in the 1920s is mysteriously flooded and weird tentacle monsters appear in the water. You’re a detective solving cases in this strange place, also trying to find out of the strange goings-on and of the flooding itself.
The game looks well written, engaging, creepy, drawing inspiration from the master of horror himself – H.P. Lovecraft. Apart from few stills from the demo, have a look at the amazing concept art and have a taste of the wonderfully macabre places this game will take you…
What a day, What a lonely day
Far: Lone Sails
A little man in a bright red outfit, in a post-apocalyptic mostly devoid of life world, on a journey through a dried out sea bed. Travelling in a massive vehicle, that needs your constant attention, to be fuelled up with stuff you find on the way, but also upgraded to make your journey easier. I love the colour palette in this game, a juxtaposition of the bright red outfit of the main character against the muted almost black and white desolate world. The design of the vehicle is really cool, it’s like a hybrid of a train, a car and a bit like a submarine. The game, I’ve learned, is completely violence-free, it’s all about the lonely journey and it’s challenges.
Winter is here
By the makers of the “This War of Mine” comes another game about morality and tough decisions. As a leader of a city set in the steam-powered frozen world, the last beacon of humanity, you manage its inhabitants and the infrastructure. Moral choices clash with resource management.
The UI design is very rich and dynamic. The trailers for the game were created by Platige Image (famous for trailers to Witcher 3 and other AAA titles), they’re beautiful cinematic teasers. It’s a really promising innovative title.
The life aquatic with Harold Halibut
You play as a daydreaming, clumsy janitor, Harold aboard a spaceship that crashed on a water-surfaced planet. Harold is helping the top scientist with her tasks, exploring the spaceship and meeting other people. The story is written with wit and humour. But the most impressive thing about this game is, that it’s all build by hand! All the sets and props have been painstakingly modelled, put together, painted, sewed, welded then transferred into the game world. It’s basically a game that looks like a stop-motion animation. I’m always in awe of the craft and determination to create something handmade, and I gotta say it looks beautiful. I’m really intrigued by the story, it’s a very interesting concept blending a nautical themes with sci-fi, space ones and having a janitor as the focus of the story, not some spaceship captain.