As you already know, we are in Malmö (Sweden) attending Nordic Game, one of the most relevant game conference in Europe. During this week, we’re discovering new trends of games industry with relevant speakers as Chris Avellone; Oskar Guilbert, Dontnod Entertainment founder and CEO or Brie Code, lead programmer on Child of Light at Ubisoft.
We’re also discussing the most relevant topics of the industry today, in areas such as game design, art, technology, production, self-publishing, diversity, mobile and analytics.
And, of course, we’re here showing our game Blues And Bullets, that has generated a great deal of excitement among the the international exhibitors and professionals!!
A Crowd of Monsters has the most awesome developers in the world and we want to introduce them to you! During the next months we will post a weekly presentation of each member of our team. Today, Eric, one of our junior programmers!
Description: Passionate of code and cursed with porting tasks. Eric has Diogenes syndrome with everything related to videogames. Every moment is good to test the programming skills of one.
Your position in ACOM: Junior Programmer
What do you like doing: Spending all the night coding or playing videogames.
Favorite TV Series: Regular Show / Adventure Time
On this day, 58 years ago, former detective Eliot Ness died at his home in Pennsylvania of a massive heart attack. He was 54. Today we want to pay tribute to the leader of the legendary team of law enforcement agents, The Untouchables, with our new videogame. Blues and Bullets. This is our first developer diary. Enjoy it.
Very good news: Blues And Bullets has been greenlit by the community!!! Our game is gonna be released on Steam. We’ve reached this position in only one week after having achieved 4.000 positive votes and about 280 comments. We’re very happy and want to thank to all of you that have voted for our game during these days. You make it possible. We’re very thankful for your support!! Keep commenting our game at Greenlightt!
Blues And Bullets action takes place in the decadent city of Santa Esperanza 20 years after the imprisonment of Al Capone. The detective who arrested him, Eliot Ness, has left the law enforcement agency and owns a diner. One day Ness received a call from his old enemy begging him to find her missing granddaughter, as the gangster considers him the last honest man in town. Aided by some unexpected characters, the player will control Eliot through the increasingly morbid and decadent scenarios to find the clues needed to solve the cases in the 5 episodes that this season of Blues and Bullets brings.
For the undecided voters or for those who don’t know what is Blues And Bullets about, we have some arguments to convince you:
Eliot Ness, former leader of the legendary Untouchables, only wished to spend the rest of his life working in his diner and not thinking much of the cesspit of corruption his city, Santa Esperanza, had degenerated into. Of course things rarely go as planned.
When one day children start to disappear and the police just turns a blind eye to this, Eliot decides to take justice into his own hands and find, by any means necessary, the culprit and bring him to justice, even if it means burning his peaceful life to the ground and getting involved in gunfights with assassins and thugs alike.
Aided by some unexpected characters, the player will control Eliot through the increasingly morbid and decadent scenarios to find the clues needed to solve the cases in the 5 episodes that this season of Blues and Bullets brings.
The visual aesthetics of the game and its unique approach to the cinematic narrative are two of the key points that will lead the player to a different and unique experience.
Immerse yourself in this black and white adventure with splashes of red that will make the unfolding of the story a delight to your senses.
Vibrant Game Mechanics. The player will investigate crime scenes, coming up with his own deductions after collecting and analyzing different clues found by exploring the different scenarios.
Advancing through the plot, some powerful characters will not like the player’s progress, resulting in intense shootouts between the hardened detective and mysterious enemies that will challenge the player’s skills.
Story and Decisions. The player will interact with dozens of characters of Santa Esperanza while he keeps progressing on the investigation. Every decision he makes will change his perspective on the case and his relationship with the other characters.
Witty banter, old school threats, disenchantment with society and love and death walk hand in hand in this dark story where the hope rests solely on your shoulders.
Will you help the city stay afloat or will you sink with it?