Pre-order The Red Strings Club, get Gods Will Be Watching for free. It's weird that these kinds of offers aren't more common. But since they're not, it makes developer Deconstructeam's offer all the more enticing.
Of course, I wouldn't care if The Red Strings Club didn't look so enticing in and of itself. There's bartending. There's impersonating folks on the phone. There's pottery (?). There's fighting against a corporation ready to brainwash the masses into a state of complacence. You're saying Supercontinent Ltd. wants to eliminate depression, anger, and fear from the general populace? What a great idea, you say? Yeah, we'll see about that.
And back in 2014, Gods Will Be Watching looked like the most brutal point-and-click adventure (or as they call it, a point and click "moral puzzler") this side of old Sierra Entertainment games. You can still play the free browser version that got them recognition at Ludum Dare 26, a build-'em-fast indie game marathon.
Deconstructeam really knows how to strike a chord. This one's on my watch list.
The Red Strings Club launches in a couple weeks on January 22. Pre-ordering gets you 20 percent off retail price, and the aforementioned Gods Will Be Watching to tide you over until launch.
CYBERPUNK THRILLER ‘THE RED STRINGS CLUB’ LAUNCHES JAN. 22
- Preorder Now and Get ‘Gods Will Be Watching’ for Free -
VALENCIA – Independent developer Deconstructeam and amateur bartenders Devolver Digital announced that point and click thriller The Red Strings Club will launch Jan. 22. Eager cyberpunk fans can preorder now on Steam to receive 20 percent off and a free copy of Deconstructeam’s debut game, Gods Will Be Watching, for free or as a giftable copy if they already own it.
The Red Strings Club is a cyberpunk narrative experience about fate and happiness featuring the extensive use of pottery, bartending and impersonating people on the phone to take down a corporate conspiracy. The professed altruistic corporation Supercontinent Ltd. is on the verge of releasing Social Psyche Welfare, a system which will eliminate depression, anger and fear from society. However, the bartender of a clandestine club and a freelance hacker don't regard this evolution as an improvement, but as brainwashing. Alongside unwitting company employees and a rogue empathy android, the duo will pull all the strings they can to bring down this scheme.
Deconstructeam first splashed on the indie game scene with 2014’s Gods Will Be Watching, a game jam project turned debut release with partner Devolver Digital. The team’s first effort went on to gain critical acclaim for its bold narrative and unorthodox approach to the point and click adventure genre. The team has continued their work with notable entries in the world’s largest game jam competitions, with a few of these experiments coming together to assemble The Red Strings Club.