[Update] This story originally said developer Flying Cafe was Russian, when it was in fact Ukranian.
For many years, Eastern Europe's only real known contribution to gaming was Tetris, but the area's getting more international attention in recent years through strange and wonderful games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Pathologic.
Which is to say, hey you, watch the first gameplay trailer for Ukranian indie sci-fi adventure game Cradle. At the very least, it certainly is strange.
"The story is built around the relations of the protagonist and a mechanized girl, who by enigmatic circumstances find themselves together in a yurt among the desert Mongolian hills," developer Flying Cafe for Semianimals explains. "The player is to restore the lost functions of his companion's mechanical body parts and together reveal the mystery of the neglected entertainment park found not far from the yurt."
Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Cradle trailer shows off Russian indie adventure game.
What do a cyborg girl, a yurt in Mongolia, and a derelict entertainment park have in common? They're all in the first gameplay trailer for first-person adventure game Cradle, developed by Russian indie Flying Cafe for Semianimals.
speaking of STALKER, I just started Call of Pripyat for another go-through using the CoP "Complete" mod which fixes a lot of the little annoyances and improves a lot of the game mechanics.
I so hope that the new game they're working on doesn't deviate too far from the model they established with the originals.
The thing about eastern European devs is that they let their imaginations decide the gameplay and figure out how to fund it all later rather than build the game around a budget. "The Precursors" is another game that needs to be tuned up and re-released for the western market since it has the same kitchen-sink, budget-be-damned game design as Stalker had.
This looks rather interesting.
This looks pretty awesome. Hopefully the gameplay and writing are just as good.
Fuck yeah, yurts! Fruit slicing! Flower picking! Minimal interface! Post-apocalyptic? I'm sold.
looks interesting, but trailer really offers no information at all.