Backbone - The Artifact Edition

Backbone - The Artifact Edition
Steam

$36.99

Activates in United States
  • ACB M
  • PEGI 16
  • ESRB MATURE 17+
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Platform
Steam
Operating System
Windows
Developer
EggNut
Publisher
Genre
Feature
Released
8 June 2021
Product ID
SMRFR3169
Language Interface Full Audio Subtitles
English

Description

The Backbone: Artifact Edition is crammed full of diverse additions that help flesh out the varied and complex world of Vancouver and build around Howard’s journey.

Featuring the base game and the accompanying soundtrack, the ‘Artifact Edition’ also includes the ‘Words DLC’, which features a script for Backbone that allows you to take a peek at the development process and what it takes to plan out a narrative game.

It takes a certain kind of person to take on the greatest evils of the world. A keen intellect. Relentless courage. An unstoppable desire to see justice done. 

But you? You’re just trying to make rent.

You’re not special. You’re not a hero. Thrust into unfortunate circumstances, you find yourself with no other option than to unravel what might be your biggest case yet.

Get to work, detective.

ABOUT BACKBONE
Backbone is a post-noir roleplaying detective adventure, in which you step into the shoes of raccoon private investigator, Howard Lotor, and explore dystopian Vancouver, BC, beautifully rendered in high resolution pixel art.

After years of small-time cases, lonely evenings, and just barely scraping by, Howard Lotor is swept into a job quite unlike any other before it. What starts as a menial case slowly unravels into something much darker, pitting Howard against the oppressive, systemic power hierarchies of the City itself.

GAMEPLAY
Backbone's gameplay is a modern take on the classic point-and-click adventure, featuring stealth, exploration, and elaborate dialogues inspired by old school CRPGs.

As Howard, you will:

  • Make meaningful connections with a diverse cast of characters in pursuit of truth
  • Explore both flourishing and decaying districts of a now walled-off

Vancouver

  • Uncover clues and collect evidence
  • Solve puzzles and sneak around
  • Be a raccoon

Post-noir dystopia
Backbone’s Vancouver is a dangerous place, bleak and dreary, but not entirely without hope. It’s a tale of a cold and existentialist world, interspersed with genuine connections and a bruised but undying drive to make a difference. Everyone wants to change the world, but not always for the better.

Stunning visuals
The breathtaking combination of high-resolution pixel art and 3D effects like dynamic lighting, pouring rain, volumetric fog and neon lights bring the sprawling city to life.

Evocative and unforgettable soundtrack
An original soundtrack by Danshin and Arooj Aftab is expertly crafted to create a cinematic, atmospheric, and simply jaw-dropping soundscape. You’ve never heard dystopian doom jazz quite like this.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Mild adult themes - sexual innuendo, use of tobacco and alcohol

Minimum

OS: Windows 7
Processor: Multi-core 1.8GHz or faster
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 760 or equivalent
Storage: 1 GB available space

Recommended

OS: Windows 7
Processor: Multi-core 2.5GHz or faster
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 950 or equivalent
Storage: 1 GB available space

Redeem on Steam
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Instant Digital Delivery
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100% Official Games
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Platform
Steam
Operating System
Windows
Developer
EggNut
Publisher
Raw Fury
Genre
Adventure
Indie
Released
8 June 2021
Product Code
SMRFR3169
Language Interface Full Audio Subtitles
English

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