Pinoy game gets ?greenlight? on Steam, exceeds Kickstarter funding

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By Chloe Cabrera Filipino-led game studio Kwan is set to release its upcoming post-apocalyptic adventure game ?Exogenesis: Perils of Rebirth? on digital game platform Steam, following the community?s approval of the game through Steam Greenlight. main The game has also exceeded its funding target through its Kickstarter campaign, and has already reached over 158-percent of its $32,000 funding goal. Exogenesis is an English-language adventure game inspired by Ace Attorney and Zero Escape games. It brings together the point-and-click gameplay of adventure games and the heavy focus of storytelling found in visual novels. The game slated for release in late 2014 for PC, Mac, and Linux platforms. Set in the ruins of a war-battered Japan, the game follows former wasteland looter Yudai Sayashi as he attempts to revive his sister Miho and reunite his former band of ?treasure hunters,? Durchhalten. The game promises players at least 20 hours of gameplay, with six planned chapters and a high replay value thanks to its multiple endings and branching story paths. Throughout the game, players will have to alternate between exploration and puzzle solving, and make important moral choices that will decide the flow of the story. In addition, the game will feature stunning renditions of post-apocalyptic Japan, complete with real life landmarks and animated backgrounds. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="18159,18160,18161,18162"] Exogenesis? dark tale thrives on twists and turns, keeping players on their toes as they encounter themes such as death, desperation, and deception. As the characters selfishly pursue their own goals, their fates are ultimately determined by the player?s decisions. Players must gather enough physical and circumstantial evidence from puzzles and conversations to use as leverage in recruiting Yudai?s former comrades. Early reception of the game has been highly positive, even capturing the attention of well-known game developer and Zero Escape creator Kotaro Uchikosi, who recently acknowledged the game on Twitter. Several international media outlets have already featured the game, including Yahoo Japan, IGN Asia, and the Indie Game Magazine. Players have also praised its high production values and unique themes, which are a far cry from those normally seen in commercial visual novels. Studio Kwan also recently announced that Exogenesis will feature full voice acting Members of Youtube sensation TeamFourStar, popular for their parody Web series Dragon Ball Z Abridged, will lend their voices to the game?s characters. Release of the game on additional platforms, such as the PSVita and 3DS, will depend on the total funding amount reached on Kickstarter. ]]>

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