The Novelist looks like another great indie game in the making, and it’s being made by Kent Hudson. He’s a former LucasArts developer and game designer who worked on BioShock 2 and Deus Ex: Invisible War, among others.
The game has been put up on Steam Greenlight and looks very interesting. It follows Dan Kaplan, a struggling novelist, and his family as they move to their summer home. You are a ghostly presence in their home, reading their thoughts and guiding their actions. Hopefully, you will help the family reconcile its differences and alter the path Kaplan’s career takes.
The Novelist looks to be a game heavy with rhetoric and choice. It also appears to be an outward expression of the players’ personality and attitude towards career and family. It will also be an exploration of the constitution of people: who they are, what makes them, and who they wish to be. Honestly, I find this game truly intriguing.
It’s being developed for PC and Mac. It may be released on Steam with the help of your precious vote.
Introversion Software has sent word that DEFCON, the next title from the Darwinia developer, will be released this September. The game, inspired by the 1983 cult-classic Wargames, has players assuming the role of a General hidden deep within an underground bunker, his mission being to successfully exterminate the enemy.
Looking forward to it!