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From one of the co-creators of the YouTube Channel CinemaSins a new game called The Ables: Freepoint High has not only hit Steam Greenlight but has managed to get Greenlit in only 5 days. This game is based on the world that was created by Jeremy Scott in his novel ‘The Ables‘.

In this world you start at Freepoint High, a regular high school, except for one thing; You’re a superhero. You’re a special kind of superhero though, your power makes you what is called an absorber. Just when you start to get the knack of your powers though a mysterious enemy called Cardinal has showed up and it’s your job to stop him.

The Ables Freepoint High Powers

That looks like plenty of powers to absorb as you explore the school!

The Ables: Freepoint High is going to be a metroidvania style game where you traverse the school and gain all kinds of different powers including Pyrokinesis, Telepathy, Super Strength, and even more.

This game is being developed by Qiwi Games, a new company headed by David Gibbons an industry vet that has worked on franchises like Guitar Hero. The musical score is also being provided by YouTuber/Songwriter Ronald Jenkees, with many of the tracks coming from his album Alpha Numeric.

If you want to check out more about the game then you can head to the Qiwi Games blog, or check them out on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.


Quick Take

The idea of this game sounds fun and charming. It will be interesting to see how well it plays when it is actually released. Coming from such a small company might mean that it gets hidden a bit but hopefully if the game is good then it could get some great interest. I’m all for another fun metroidvania title and I’m always a sucker for a good superhero story. Makes me kind of interested in reading the book.

What do you think of The Ables? Is it a game that you think you’ll check out? Have you read the book?


Andrew Stretch

Events Coordinator

I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.



  • Dr.Weird

    I can smell the social justice on this, and it must be destroyed

  • Hey thanks for the write-up, Andrew! 🙂

    Couple corrections, it’s “Qiwi Games” -though “Qiki” is debatably a better name for a game studio 😉

    Ronald Jenkees is providing the music from his library of released tracks, not composing all new music for us, don’t want his fans to get the wrong idea and expect to hear new stuff. Most of the tracks come from his album Alpha Numeric, which sounds like it was made for this game!

    And in the “Quick Take” section, I think you mean “I’m always a *sucker* for a good superhero story”

    Thanks again for the write-up! You should definitely check out the book, it’s extremely well-written, lots of very clever ideas put a great twist on the superhero genre.

  • LOL I can totally see why you’d have these concerns, but I assure you there is no SJW aim involved in this game whatsoever, we’re just interested in making a fun game while staying true to the world of the book Jeremy wrote, which explores the interesting dynamic of kids who are disabled, but have super-powers. It’s a really cool twist on the whole superhero genre, if you haven’t read the book I’d highly recommend it.
    🙂

  • Dr.Weird

    alright, I’ll take your word for it for now. I’m just a very suspicious person these days lol.

  • Don’t blame you at all man, I am as well! Totally understandable. 🙂

  • GrimFate

    Am interested to see how this turns out. Hope Jeremy provides his voice in the game somewhere 😀

    Also, it feels weird seeing an American company named after our (NZ’s) national bird. Cultural appropriation!!! haha

  • LOL yeah I’ve had the nickname Qiwi since I was a kid. Kiwi birds are small, furry and awkward looking, but secretly pretty freakin’ rad, so the name fits me perfectly!! 😛

  • Louis

    A game studio explicitly saying they’re not SJW is a rare thing nowadays. Most folks just don’t mention it, but we all have an idea of what they are.

  • Yeah we pander to no one, we just wanna make fun games that tell an interesting story. 🙂

  • Travis Williams

    Thanks for pointing those out. We’ve cleaned things up in the article a bit.

  • Getting Gay With Kids

    You get a lot of respect from me for that. Do it to make an interesting game, and not because of your politics. I wish more devs would do that because everything seems politically motivated now a days. Also, don’t fall to political correctness.

  • Andrew Stretch

    Sorry about that, and thank you for pointing out those errors. I’m probably gonna pick up The Ables next after I’m done reading Armada.

    I’ve already got plenty of superhero TV shows I’m watching so why not add a book into the mix.

  • Game will be available on Steam Early Access next week! (December 15th) So excited!

    😀