Spotlight: Unavowed

Spotlight: Unavowed

Unavowed is a point and click mystery adventure by Wadjet Eye Games with a supernatural twist. The developer has also provided a summary of the game’s narrative:

One year ago, a demon possessed you; forcing you to tear a trail of bloodshed through New York City. Your salvation finally comes in the form of the Unavowed – an ancient society dedicated to stopping evil.

You are free, but your world is in tatters. You have no home, no friends, and are wanted by the police. Your old life is gone, but perhaps you can start a new one. Join the ranks of the Unavowed, and fight against the oncoming darkness.

The game starts with a man interrogating your character asking if you’re a man, women or demon. He then asks you your occupation, which will determine your characters origin story and abilities. The three occupations are police officer, bartender, and actor, and each have different skills which will help you investigate other characters. Police officers have more authority with their questions and demands, bartenders can get other characters to open up more, and actors are better liars.

In addition to your player character, you can select two of four other characters to help you during your adventure. These characters have various skills ranging from being familiar with more characters, being knowledgeable about supernatural occurrences, climbing, fire magic, and even communicating with ghosts. Each puzzle in the game has five different solutions, so players will never get stuck when bringing two certain characters, in turn adding more replayability to each of these sections.

I didn’t know much about Unavowed at first, but seeing the game in action definitely managed to pique my interest.  Adding an  supernatural element which unfolds as you progress to a point and click detective game provides a  compelling twist. Seeing different variations to puzzle solutions also left me impressed.  Unavowed is set in present day, but to me it felt like it was set in the not too distant past, which may be due to its graphical style or just the portion that I saw. Either way, I’m definitely looking forward to it.

Unavowed is slated for a 2018 launch on PC.

Additionally, you can learn more by checking out our interview with developer Dave Gilbert.

 

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