Small however mighty Melbourne-based devs Powerhoof have introduced The Drifter, a degree and click on journey game with a pulp noir tone. It’s a few drifter attempting to clear his identify and monitor down the individuals who framed and (nearly) murdered him. I’m kinda intrigued.
There’s little to go on at this level, however Powerhoof say The Drifter will provide full voice performing and a narrative “drawing on King, Crichton and Carpenter, with a dash of 70s Ozploitation”. It is likely to be a tonal shift from the tongue-in-cheek comedic games they’re recognized for, however that very bloody pixel artwork fashion appears prefer it should switch nicely.
Powerhoof are finest recognized for Crawl, the aggressive native multiplayer dungeon slasher with the best game trailer ever, and Regular Human Basketball, one of the best multiplayer games on PC in line with individuals who, in contrast to me, have performed it. They have additionally beforehand made a handful of adventure games and gained three awards at Game Jolt’s Adventure Jam, in order that they should know what they’re doing right here.
As a former archive researcher I admire the reasonable launch date of “When it’s done” on its Steam page. The game’s website it’s at present only a splash web page, although I anticipate there’ll be extra particulars in future.