You may not know the name Luca Redwood, but you should certainly know his games. Both ‘You Must Build a Boat‘ and ‘1000000‘ are absolute must-haves for anyone that wants to play a ‘proper’ game on their mobile device. They’re both excellent puzzle games that have elements of RPG-like progression and they’re probably both dirt cheap now. Go get.
Anyway, with that in mind, it’s time to get excited about Luca’s next game, ‘Photographs’. It’s labelled as a ‘narrative puzzle game’ that interweaves five unique tales into one. The exact details of what these stories involve aren’t exactly spelt out, as you’d imagine, but they’re being touted as ‘tragic stories’. So don’t expect this to be a light-hearted affair.
What’s also worth noting is the art and music. Octavi Navarro is behind the beautiful pixel-art that’s shown throughout the trailer (and presumably the rest of the game). I’d seriously recommend you check out Thimbleweed Park, which she worked on, and her website.
When it comes to the audio, that’s courtesy of Ben Prunty and his previous credits include ‘FTL’ – which had some wonderful music.
So if you aren’t excited by this game now then you never will be. Sadly, there’s no concrete release date but we do know it will hit Steam, iOS and Android sometime this year. We’ll keep you posted.