Deputy Dawg

For those that like their grizzled, hard-boiled, detective fiction slightly on the fuzzy facet, you are in luck, as writer Raw Fury has lastly provided up a avenue date for its anthropomorphic noir journey, Backbone, which is able to elevate the curtain on its sinister mysteries come June 10.

Developed by worldwide indie outfit EggNut, Backbone is about in an alternate Vancouver, all foggy streets, flickering neon lights, and shadowed alleyways that play home to life-threatening risks. Into this depressing, burned-out cityscape metropolis steps raccoon private-eye Howard Lotor who, after a few years of bum-deals and dead-end instances, is about to embark upon a job like none different.

In true noir style, Backbone will see Howard tread the darkish alleyways, dingy nightclubs, and lonely flats of the worst a part of city, as his investigations convey him muzzle-to-muzzle with Backbone’s solid of anthropomorphic characters, each pal and foe. Collect proof, interrogate suspects, sneak into hazardous locales, and take a look at to piece collectively the reality behind a thriller that may shake the foundations of town to its very core.

Backbone seems to be and sounds super-cool. I’m positively digging its intricate pixel art work, fascinating places, and atmospheric particular results, whereas the foreboding jazz rating completely captures the temper of many a dog-eared paperback (no pun supposed). Whether the writing matches up to this nice aesthetic stays to be seen, however Backbone has positively piqued my curiosity. If you are a positive of the purpose ‘n’ click on classics of yore, possibly take a stroll on the wild facet when Backbone drops next month. Just inform ’em Moyse despatched ya.

Backbone launches on PC by way of Steam and Xbox Game Pass June 10. A console version is within the works.