from the gaming-like-it’s-1927 dept
On Tuesday, we announced the winners in all six categories of the fifth annual public area recreation jam, Gaming Like It’s 1927. Now, as in previous years, we’ll be spending the following few weeks taking a more in-depth take a look at every of the profitable video games (in no specific order). First up, it’s the winner of the Greatest Remix class: Lucia by Azzyfree.
Yearly, the vast majority of submissions to the sport jam give attention to a single newly-public-domain work. The Greatest Remix class, although, is reserved for these video games that draw from a number of sources and put them collectively in a inventive means, and this yr one recreation went additional than every other in that regard. Lucia by Azzyfree is a visible novel about Dracula — not based mostly on Bram Stoker’s unique novel, which has been unprotected by copyright for a very long time, however quite on a 1927 play about Dracula that entered the general public area this yr. The play, nonetheless, is simply the primary piece of its inspiration.
In the event you’re trying intently, you might have already noticed different 1927 works creeping into the sport, with posters for movies together with Metropolis and Dawn within the background of the title display (additionally they present up in one of many essential scene backdrops of the sport). However the greatest remix component emerges when you begin shifting via the story a few younger lady who encounters Dracula night time after night time at her native automat. That scene, in addition to the unique paintings for the sport’s essential character, are immediately based mostly on one of the crucial well-known work to enter the general public area this yr: Edward Hopper’s Automat.
The scene can also be underpinned by a soundtrack of 1927 music, additional setting the tone because the story continues. And that story is well-executed with unique dialogue, emotive character artwork, and small however expressive decisions for the participant to make and affect how occasions proceed. As for the small print of what occurs, it’s finest to find that for your self by enjoying!
Lucia is an unique and full visible novel created (impressively!) by a first-time recreation designer. It easily merges its numerous 1927 components to create an immersive period-piece setting for its story, which is capably tailored from its stage-play inspiration. For all this, in addition to the sport’s total excessive stage of polish, it earns the Greatest Remix award, and we hope to see extra from the designer sooner or later.
Congratulations to Azzyfree for the win! You possibly can play Lucia in your browser on Itch, plus don’t neglect to take a look at the other winners in addition to the many great entries that didn’t fairly make the minimize! We’ll be again subsequent week with one other winner highlight.
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