Renoir a story-driven 2D puzzle platformer that draws inspiration from classic 1940s film noir, and will be released on Windows PC in November 2016.
Meet detective James Renoir. He put a few guys behind bars in his prime. And the city, once ruled by the mafia and drowning in corruption, has finally begun to be a good place to live again. Renoir was on the rise. He’d entered high society and met the woman of his dreams. But he was caught off-guard, and now he’s got a single shot to crack one hell of a case: his own murder!
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Renoir stays true to the film noir classic, featuring all the important ingredients of a gloomy story, a cynical detective, murder, and of course, a femme fatale. Not only that, but the game’s pure black and white visuals provide just the right backdrop for lurking in the shadows – as a ghost, Renoir can’t enter lighted areas. He must use phantoms around him to help him solve the case and finally confront his murderer face to face.
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Now a ghost, Renoir possesses a unique ability that allows him to control phantoms around him and use them to solve environmental puzzles. Seeking justice from the shadows, he must tread carefully and avoid light at all costs. James’s ghostly form must backtrack over his last steps in the world of the living, recollecting his memories and searching for the clues that will lead him back to his murderer.
Some features from the game include:
- Black and white detective story powered by Unreal Engine 4
- Puzzle platforming action, inspired by Hollywood noir movies
- Control phantoms and use them to solve environmental puzzles
- A murder mystery, narrated through atmospheric comicbook-style movies