Dive into Nineteen Eighties Level-n-Click on Journey and Thriller with Uncommon Findings, Out Now on Xbox

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Hey all people! I’m Hernan Lopez from Epic Llama Video games and I’m comfortable to share the good information concerning the launch of our new journey sport Unusual Findings with you and all followers of the Nineteen Eighties! Trying again in any respect the work accomplished, I want to offer you some perception into the sport’s background.

Making Uncommon Findings took a variety of effort. I imply loads! The sport script alone is humongous and it is filled with scripted stuff and distinctive occasions. But it was a lot enjoyable to make it!

In case you don’t have any thought what the plot of the sport is all about, I’ll sum it up for you. It’s Christmas Eve in a peaceful little city, the place three youngsters are desperately attempting to look at a pay per view grownup TV-channel utilizing an unlawful sign decoder. In a sudden flip of occasions, that they had stumbled upon a killer alien from outer house. So, they needed to catch him, clearly! Relaxation assured nothing will go in line with anybody’s plan… issues are going to get wild and stakes are going to soar!

You see the majority of our group was born within the mid-Nineteen Eighties, so we grew up surrounded by that vibe. Though we have been too younger to “actually” expertise the 80s since we barely lived in that point, we grew up consuming the 80s popular culture. Once we have been youngsters/youngsters, we have been obsessive about the favored TV reveals like Viaje a lo inesperado, Cine de trasnoche disco, El mundo del espectáculo. I’m positive you don’t have any thought what I’m speaking about right here, as these have been extraordinarily native TV reveals (We’re from Cordoba, Argentina). For all that I’m additionally fairly sure, that you simply grew up (if you’re over 30 years outdated) watching fairly related stuff. These reveals was like this: a number talks a bit concerning the film that was about to return subsequent, after which… the film!  It may very well be a horror or it may very well be an motion (relying on time of the day), however normally it was some film of 80s. Typically they confirmed an enormous blockbuster like The Goonies or Aliens, however you would additionally see extra obscure ones like: Krull, Batteries Not Included’ or Explorers.

In Uncommon Findings we wished the gamers to really feel like they’re in a type of motion pictures. Much more than that! Immerse them right into a quintessential 80s film that has the very best components of the narrative of that decade in it. Allow them to discover, go to, re-visit, mess around, speak with fascinating characters, experiment with stuff and attempt to resolve the thriller behind the Uncommon Findings. So to attain this we needed to do a variety of homework. Along with all of the 80s popular culture that we have now already consumed again then, we made ourselves watch a minimum of one 80s film or TV present episode per day in the course of the GDD (sport design doc) and script improvement part!


Uncommon Findings shouldn’t be all concerning the 80s although. In fact, one of many major themes right here is nostalgia, and I’m not speaking solely about nostalgia for 80s. As an illustration, one in every of our major characters, Vinny, is a big fan of the Forties and black and white motion pictures of that period.

Different huge themes of Uncommon Findings arefriendship andfacing the unknown. That’s precisely what continuously occurs in the course of the sport in very alternative ways. I’m not going to spoil that for you, anyway.

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To emphasise the “dealing with the unknown” level we had so as to add some uncommon findings, I imply options, to the same old level and click on sport loop. So as a substitute of getting only one major character strolling round and investigating every little thing, we got here up with a gaggle of three mates… strolling round and investigating every little thing! Whereas the participant remains to be accountable for only one character, Vinny, Nick and Tony tag him alongside, share their opinions or assist Vinny straight if they will. It performs approach higher, since now the principle character shouldn’t be “monologuing” round, however is reasonably having an natural speak with the remainder of the group.

We wished Vinny, Nick and Tony to be actual teen mates supporting one another throughout their journey. They’re continuously making jokes and generally arguing with one another.


Because the participant chooses between completely different dialogue choices, the trio reacts accordingly. It isn’t only a good narrative characteristic, but in addition a sport gimmick, because the participant actually influences how the issues unfold, and a variety of puzzles change within the course of, generally in radical methods! To present you an thought, the final chapter is basically three completely different chapters which don’t share a single location or merchandise (all of the puzzles and dialogues are distinctive). So, this characteristic boosts the replayability considerably, although the sport is kind of lengthy anyway.

Location-wise these three mates are going to go to some locations iconic for horror motion pictures (woods within the evening, the lovers’ lane, a junkyard, a secret lab, sewers) and a few locations stuffed with nostalgia like an amusement arcade, a VHS retailer or a treehouse.

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One other characteristic we’re extraordinarily pleased with is the sport artwork. Not solely of the pixel artwork with particles, smokes and trendy enhancements, but in addition of the music! We’re so extraordinarily pleased with the sound within the sport: we have been in a position to get the #1 hit You Spin Me Spherical (like a report) from Useless or Alive – the actual kings of synth pop! You wouldn’t consider how a lot effort is required for a small studio like ours to get them into the OST! To not point out how a lot it means for us to have an actual piece of the 80s within the sport, however aside from that thoughts blowing truth, we even have music from some new retro wave stars like Robert Parker and Midnight Fighters. The cherry on high of all that is our unique OST composed by LATAM Grammy nominee Tomas Ferrero!

Unusual Findings pays tribute to all these iconic motion pictures we watched, to all these toys we performed with, to all that great synthesizer oozing music we nonetheless hearken to and, on the entire, to that great period that formed us… I hope gamers will benefit from the sport as a lot as we loved making it for them!

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It’s the 80s and the Christmas is coming, Vinny, Nick and Tony are younger and their new cable sign descrambler simply arrived. That very same evening whereas attempting to decrypt a pay per view grownup channel, they decide up the misery sign of an alien spaceship crash-landing within the woods close to their city… Issues solely get weirder as they understand that the towering alien is killing very particular members of their group!

Discover the world oozing with nostalgia, verify the Video Buster Retailer for clues, problem different youngsters on the Laser Llamas Arcades, go study a brand new trick at The Emerald Sword comedian retailer, attempt to get together with the punk wanting Misplaced Guys at their hideout and even dare to ask THE BULL, the quintessential 80s Motion hero, for some assist!

Comply with the story that pays tribute to 80s classics like The Goonies, The Explorers, Monster Squad, The Misplaced Boys, They Reside, Terminator, and Aliens amongst others and a gameplay that mixes mechanics of Level and Click on masterpieces like Full Throttle with its personal distinctive twist and extra.

Your choices do matter, and the way in which you make these three mates work together with one another more and more impacts their friendship and the entire story, altering the way in which they resolve the sport puzzles, the places they go to, the solutions they discover, the story, every little thing.

Uncover the reality hidden behind the alien invasion… effectively form of. Why right here? Why is it killing locals? How can the boys cease it? Will they tune within the grownup channel in any case? The solutions to those and different questions… in Uncommon Findings.

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