All Walls Must Fall, a tech based noir game set in the queer nightclubs of 2089 Berlin, has been launched on Steam Early Access. Packed with interesting features, especially for an Early Access game, All Walls Must Fall includes a pulsing musical beat movement system, procedural generation, isometric design and tactical fights.
You’ll take on the role of Kai in a world where the Cold War never ended. Use time travel, social skills and combat to navigate this world and ultimately try to stop a nuclear fallout.
All Walls Must Fall is set to take on a something that will interest us all: inclusive representation. Berlin’s diverse population is on show including varying sexual and gender identities.
All Walls Must Fall is from inbetweengames, an independent team based in Berlin. It also has home ties for us Australians with Australian writer Alexander Swords joining the team. Alexander worked hard to make sure this was a diverse and interesting experience and had this to say about the game:
“I was asked to write an authentic character and something that has always inspired me about many in the queer community is the ability to be themselves no matter the situation. Your character, Kai, is in a pretty serious situation, but that doesn’t stop him from throwing out some dry observations, camp one-liners and a bit of emotional vulnerability. The gameplay is already super fun, so I wanted to make sure there was a story and character to match.”
Making liberal unsubtle references to bears, daddies, and being gay, All Walls Must Fall brings queerness to the foreground- rather than a subtext. Described as “like a unicorn rimming a rainbow”, it sounds like nothing I’ve ever played before.
Undoubtably, All Walls Must Fall will join the ranks of queer games made specifically for us. Which is something that is slowly but surely becoming less and less rare. For now, we have trailblazers in queer games, and All Walls Must Fall falls squarely into that category. Check it out on Steam or check out the Kickstarter and watch the trailer below.