Last year Jane Jensen launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund her Pinkerton Road studio’s cross-platform “metaphysical thriller” adventure game, ‘Moebius’.
The title is still in development, but Pinkerton Road has just released the first trailer for the game and Jane (creator of Gabriel Knight) will be on hand at E3 this week, demoing the game, which features some nice looking 2D graphic-novel style visuals.
“Malachi Rector, a prestigious antiquities expert with an uncanny knowledge of history, travels around the world evaluating antiques for auction houses and private collectors. He can tell at a glance whether a varnish is 14th century Venetian or a 21st century imitation, where a particular hinge was forged, and what tomb an Egyptian artifact came from.
The game begins when a mysterious government agency named F.I.S.T. offers Malachi an odd job: instead of evaluating an antique, he will travel to Venice to investigate the death of a politician’s wife. Though this is far outside the scope of his usual work, Malachi is curious, so he agrees. What Malachi doesn’t know is that his photographic memory and genius for history is of extreme interest to not only F.I.S.T. and the U.S. government, but to other top-secret agencies as well. And Malachi’s about to meet a man in his travels who holds the key to it all..”
No exact release date has been announced yet, but you can follow the game’s progress on the official Moebius website: http://www.moebiusthegame.com.
In the meantime, enjoy the action-packed trailer…