Lacuna, a Sci-Fi Noir Thriller, Heads to Steam

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Experience the award-winning sci-fi noir murder mystery thriller Lacuna when the 2D pixel art adventure launches on Steam on May 20, 2021. But before you do, take a dive into the game’s prologue, available now.

From developer DigiTales Interactive:

In Lacuna, you’ll step into the tattered loafers of long-time Central Department of Investigation (CDI) agent Neil Conrad, who’s just been informed of a grisly murder that will soon turn his world upside down. Attention to detail and an inquisitive mind will prove vital as you put the scattered pieces of the case together until the truth reveals itself…or not. The story of Lacuna branches, and finally ends, based on your actions throughout the game — and there’s no going back. Don’t try rushing to the end, or you’ll pay a hefty price; play your cards right and you might just make it out alive.

Lacuna does away with the baggage of many over-used adventure game tropes such as the “point-and-click” mechanic, repeating dialogue options, counter-intuitive puzzles, pixel hunting, and interruptive story breaks. Instead, Lacuna utilizes normal WASD/controller controls, dynamic conversational choices, story-driven mysteries, optional interactables, multiple unique endings, and a story that marches onward in spite of obstacles.

Lacuna is the winner of “Best Prototype” at Game Award Saar and second place for “Best Game” at Indie Game 2019. The free prologue, currently available on Steam, tasks players with investigating the murder of a high-profile victim whose death could plunge the solar system into war. Solve the first in a series of connected cases that lead deeper and deeper into the conspiracy at the core of this adventure.

About Leah McDonald

Leah's been playing video games since her brother first bought an Atari back in the 1980s and has no plans to stop playing anytime soon. She enjoys almost every genre of game, with some of her favourites being Final Fantasy Tactics, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden II and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Leah lives on the East Coast with her husband and son.