Lie, blackmail, and steal your way down The Low Road. Rookie agent Noomi Kovacs must navigate her way through the world of corporate espionage in this dark spy comedy set in the 1970s.
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Release Date: Jul 26, 2017

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July 19

The Low Road will be out next week! New trailer and screenshots!

It's hard to believe that after just over 3.5 years of development we're just one week away from releasing The Low Road! While you're waiting for the July 26th release date; have a look at the brand new Official Trailer and a whole bunch of new screenshots that we added on our Steam Store page!

Thank you to everyone for all of the support we've received throughout The Low Road's development. We're so excited to share this dark comedic point and click adventure with you next Wednesday!

- Scott

Art Director
XGen Studios

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About This Game

Theme & Narrative:

1976.
Noomi Kovacs—an overeager graduate of the LeCarre Institute for Exceptional Spies (L.I.E.S)—has just landed her first job at Penderbrook Motors’ Division of Outside Intelligence. Confined to an office and underestimated by her gruff supervisor—a disgraced former government agent named Turn—Noomi will have to exploit her colleagues and surroundings to help further her dream of becoming a globetrotting secret agent. Once in the field, Noomi and Turn begin to realize that their company’s dogged pursuit of their rivals extend to something far more sinister than “healthy competition” and the two will be forced to reconsider the paths they’ve chosen. Lying, blackmail, and emotional manipulation will become Noomi and Turn’s greatest assets as they make their way through…The Low Road.

Description:

Set in the world of the 1970s automobile industry, The Low Road is a point-and-click graphic adventure game which follows a team of corporate spies dedicated to the protection (and appropriation) of game-changing industry secrets. Sporting a unique visual style inspired by gouache paintings and a pulsating rock and roll score, "The Low Road" will captivate players through intricate puzzles, branching moral dilemmas, and a quirky cast of memorable characters.

Game Developer Conference 2016 “Best In Play” – Winner
Playcrafting ’16 Bit Awards “Best Style” – Nominee
Full Indie Vancouver "2017 Demo Night” – Winner
Indie Prize Showcase USA 2017 – Nominee

Key Features:

  • A unique digitally hand painted 2D illustration style with 1970s television influences.
  • A fully-voiced cast of characters
  • Play from the perspective of two corporate espionage agents
  • Over 32000 words of dark comedic dialogue written by award-winning playwright Leif Oleson-Cormack
  • A mergence of traditional storytelling and engaging game play
  • An original score of swirling psychedelia and dusty Americana by Eric Cheng, featuring songs performed by Win Well.
  • Nostalgic point-and-click style gameplay influenced by LucasArts and Sierra classics
  • Branching conversation puzzles that will challenge your deductive and intuitive abilities
  • Over 15+ first person puzzle sequences

About XGen Studios:

XGen Studios is an independently owned and operated game developer of several award-winning titles on consoles, mobile platforms and the web. Established in 2001 and located in Edmonton Canada, we're a team of passionate creative people, united by a desire to create the type of games we wish existed. We're excited by emerging technologies and the new experiences these make possible.

Since 2001, XGen Studios has released 10 internally-developed, including the #1-selling hit Defend Your Castle for Nintendo’s WiiWare™ Service and Day-1 PS4™ title Super Motherload.

During the production of The Low Road, XGen’s Founder and CEO, Skye Boyes, passed away. The Low Road is dedicated to Skye for the inspiration, leadership and friendship he brought to the XGen team.

The Low Road is XGen Studios’ first point-and-click adventure game and has financial funding support from the Canada Media Fund 2014-2015 Experimental Stream.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0GHz dualcore
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 Compatible Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Embedded
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.10
    • Processor: 2.0GHz dualcore
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 Compatible Video Card
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Embedded
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