Wanderer is the recent project from Red Cloak Games and it’s an episodic 2D adventure game that is blending cinematic platformer and RPG elements into an immersive and beautiful lo-fi sci-fi universe.
Wanderer had a successful Kickstarter campaign with 81.216$ and 2.084 backers to support the project and will release on PC. According to the Kickstarter page: “Wanderer tells the tale of a man called Rook, a greying convict who wakes from cold sleep aboard a massive orbital prison facility to find that it’s crash landed on the ruins of an abandoned Earth. With the help of a hacker named Jin and the aid of a ragtag group of survivors he recruits along the way, Rook must explore the planet and locate the cell blocks which have detached from the prison’s central tower and scattered across Earth’s ghostly wasteland.”
“During his mission, Rook will run into allies and adversaries in the form of dangerous gangs of fellow prisoners, the survivors of the Earth’s mysterious apocalypse, and bizarre parasitic extradimensional beasts that haunt the dead planet. Core gameplay fuses platforming, pseudo-turn based combat, puzzle solving, and interactive dialogue/decision making into a story driven, atmospheric experience. Tying it all together is a unique visual aesthetic that merges lo-res pixel art characters with a lovingly hand-painted world.”