Independent games publishers Wales Interactive have announced a release date for the episodic crime thriller Knee Deep. The story is based on a struggling actor who commits suicide on set and you become the detective who has to investigate the truth. Knee Deep has been described as a test of your observation skills and deduction.
Knee Deep is set for release on the 3rd of February 2017 and you can pre-order your copy right here, and has set to promise all of this:
Uncover a swampland conspiracy — Use your skills of observation, deduction, and cleverness to pull back the curtain and reveal the true story behind this backwater community. Dynamic storytelling spotlights choice and consequence — Engage in realistic conversations that evolve based on your choices, but beware as critical decisions could lead to a breakthrough…or someone getting hurt. Gaming goes to the theatre — Vivid voice acting, imaginative set transitions, and melodrama specifically designed for the digital stage. No fail-state: You can’t lose Knee Deep. No matter what choices you make, the story unfolds until it reaches the finale. Atmospheric musical soundtrack: A mix of bluegrass and blues, the soundtrack by SkewSound adds another amazing dimension to the story of Knee Deep. Full voice cast: You’ll meet more than 30 fully voiced characters during the show.
Look out for the TiX review of Knee Deep coming soon.
Back in February, Wales Interactive released a new aventure puzzler into the market on Steam. Called Soul Axiom, it tells the tale of a haunting cyber-world named Elysia. There was hope that Soul Axiom would be coming to Xbox One soon and happily, the developer have now announced the date that we can all be uploaded into Elysia.
Soul Axiom is a first-person, story-driven adventure game. As mentioned, it is set in the beautiful, haunting cyber-world of Elysia. You are what appears to be, a soul, uploaded into the digital ether, with all the strange abilities you’d expect of a world where pretty much anything might be possible. So, you need to collect unique hand powers in order to solve puzzles, manipulate the environment and unlock the path to your adventure in this compelling cyber-thriller.
The title boasts over 20 hours of gameplay, 100 physical puzzles and 40 distinct locations to explore. Choose your destiny and discover all of the multiple endings as you unravel the mysteries of your digital afterlife.
The Xbox One version will also contain some exclusive items for it’s purchase price of £15.99/$19.99. There will be hours of bonus content containing a never-before-seen Chapter. This Chapter will contain three unique levels. The extras don’t stop there, though. The Xbox One version will also come with a digital copy of the 82-page art book. This features character, environment and storyboard designs from Wales Interactive, giving a great insight into how the developer evolves their product from concept to finished article.
So, when are you likely to be able to get your hands on Soul Axiom and it’s bonus content? Wales Interactive have revealed that their already successful title will be arriving on Xbox One on the 8th of June 2016.
Here’s a little taster of the action you can expect from Soul Axiom.
A few months ago, we brought you news of a new, wacky racer coming to Xbox One. Coffin Dodgers is the story of eight geriatrics, on a never ending quest to race around their neighbourhood. OK, so it’s actually seven old age pensioners, plus the Grim Reaper, but who’s counting?
Developer, Milky Tea Studios, along with Wales Interactive have now revealed the release date for this Mario Kart-a-like on Ralgex. Coffin Dodgers will see life in the slow lane become more than fast and furious as they race for their very soul. You’ll take on the role of one of the seven quirky retirement village residents. Each character will pilot a pimped up mobility scooter, armed with a variety of home made weapons and gadgets. These aid the rider in the racing battle against The Grim Reaper and his army of zombies to quite literally save their soul.
Coffin Dodgers will feature “Road Rash” style player-to-player gameplay with odd geriatric gadgets and wacky weapons. Two-to-four player split-screen multiplayer mode will allow you to cause havoc with your family and friends. Each character will be affected by proper ragdoll physics and their souped-up mobility scooter can be upgraded with modifications to suit your driving preferences.
Battle your way through the story mode to unlock and play as The Grim Reaper himself, all set around the beautiful and relaxing setting of Sunny Pines retirement village. You can also challenge yourself, which is like the way actual old people talk to themselves, with the 3D open world, ‘Crazy Grandad’ Mode.
We all know that the original kart racer, Mariokart, is getting on a bit. I didn’t expect that we’d be seeing wrinkly racers tearing around a track on motorised shopping scooters any time soon though.
Milky Tea and Wales Interactive have revealed the comically named Coffin Dodgers will be coming soon to Xbox One. This Mariokart-a-like pits you as one of eight playable geriatric characters riding around 13 unique tracks on a customisable shopping scooter. Take out your competitors with rockets and machine guns, presumably for allowing their aging cat to poop on your lawn. Take out the occasional zombie horde, looking to induct you into their bridge club.
Race against the likes of Death, avoiding track obstacles and collecting power-ups. Race for your life, however much left of it there is. Race for your very soul.
Coffin Dodgers should be pushing up daisies on Xbox One soon.
UK developer, Wales Interactive have announced their Steam game, Infinity Runner will be coming to Xbox One.
The Infinity, the largest space vessel built by mankind, 150 miles long and 30 miles wide. It was flung into space to secure the future of man. Instead of securing paradise, the crew of The Infinity unlocked the door to a long forgotten nightmare. You are a prisoner, desperately trying to escape the horror within the vast bulk of this space-going leviathan.
This first-person runner has been called parkour in space, although I hope that the reported control issues have been rectified in the upcoming Xbox One release on the 22nd of April.
So, what delights can I bring to you today? Sort of fresh from the ID@Xbox big reveal at the GDC is UK-based Wales Interactive’s Soul Axiom.
This was picked by Microsoft to be the showcase game in the Xbox Lobby Bar at the conference, so it can’t be bad. It’s already out on Steam and has been described as Bioshock meets Tron.
Set in the world of Elysia, a digital soul server, where you can upload yourself and your memories and cheat death, in a manner of speaking. Explore the game’s rich environments and immersive story to unravel the mysteries of your life and digital afterlife. Go on an intriguing voyage of discovery, facing challenges that will lead you into danger on your mission to unlock your destiny.