This coming week, Liberated will arrive on Nintendo Switch and PC. It tells a unique story, especially for these times, and really puts players into a mysterious tale of attempting to overcome an extreme society.
To get a better idea of what to expect from the game, we spoke with the head of business development at Walkabout Games, Piotr Gnyp, to get a better idea of what to expect. Needless to say, fans of adventure games are in for a real treat.
What Liberated is all about
What’s the best description for Liberated? Comic book meets Flashback with a little black and white noir or…?
Piotr: We had this particular vision in mind and did whatever it took to make it happen, but if we were to draw similarities, we’d say: it’s Mr. Robot meets Inside in Comix Zone. Our short description is “action-adventure game about rebellion in a cyberpunk world.”
Who’s the lead character in the game?
Each issue has its own protagonist. We want to show you the story from the game from different perspectives, so you can, in the end, choose who was right and who was wrong. You start as Barry – an apt hacker who keeps a low profile but nonetheless gets tagged by the system. As you’ll later find out, he has a little secret…
Digging a Bit Deeper
Liberated is more than about platforming and shooting, there are some deeper aspects here.
We have several mechanics in the game, so besides jumping and shooting you will also sometimes have to sneak or solve puzzles. There’s also the story, which was the starting point for us. We wanted to tell a meaningful, but a still fun and engaging tale about a new surveillance-driven reality, set in a world that is eerily similar to our own.
How long would you say the takes get through to beat? Is there a New Game Plus or unlockable goods?
The game will be around six hours long. We have some story branching, so you can see different paths on the second playthrough.
Where will Liberated go next?
Will the game come to other platforms besides Switch and PC?
Right now we are talking only about the Switch version. But stay tuned, more announcements are coming.
Finally, can you see the game continuing with new chapters or spinoffs? Or one game at a time?
It is a comic book series formula. The game launches with a complete story divided into four issues, but we have a whole new world to explore there. Making additional chapters after the launch would be a logical step for us.
Liberated releases on June 2nd. You can learn more about the Nintendo Switch version here.