Indie Radar: Unavowed – Out of the Shadows

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“You are now free, but life as you knew it is over. Your only path forward is joining the Unavowed – an ancient society dedicated to stopping evil. No matter what the cost.”Steam

Title:                                Unavowed
Developer:                Wadjet Eye Games
Publisher:                 Wadjet Eye Games
Release Date:          August 9, 2018
Platforms:                 PC, Mac

A year ago, you were possessed by a demon. Stripped of your free will, you left a trail of blood in your wake, on your rampage through New York City. You are saved by the Unavowed, an ancient order dedicated to stopping the forces of evil. You are free, but your former life is over. Your friends have abandoned you, and the police are after you. So you turn to the only people you can trust now: the Unavowed.

Straight off the bat, Unavowed seems to have a real Monkey Island vibe to the look and feel of the game. This seems to be the general vibe of all the games by Wadjet Eye. The other thing it shares is the cool urban fantasy setting. There also seems to be a nice diversity of characters in the game imbued with fantastical properties. Whether that’s a Pyromancer dressed up as private eye complete with stock standard trench-coat or a lady in a hijab with the power of apparition.

The gameplay seems to be mostly point and click, but with elements of RPG thrown in. There are a few branching paths here to consider. At the beginning of the game, you can choose the background of your character which may have an impact on the story further down the line. Additionally, throughout the game, you meet new members of the Unavowed. You can choose at points which members to bring along on missions. Rest assured, you cannot choose the “wrong” members. Regardless of your choices, you can still progress. How you go about progressing however will vary depending on who your companions are. This definitely speaks some volumes about possible replayability.

Overall, Unavowed is a really interesting little piece of point-and-click entertainment. The meshing of slight RPG mechanics with an engaging deep urban fantasy lore seems like a delectable interactive feast to me. Unavowed is being summoned on to PC & Mac on August 8. Get on down to Wadjet Eye’s official site for more details.

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