Launches "When It's Ready"
Finnish one-man developer Act Normal Games has announced a new adventure game. It's called Rauniot and it'll be coming to PC via Steam "when it's ready".
Rauniot takes place in an alternate-future version of Finland, near the Saana fjeld. In 1975, an unknown natural catastrophe caused riots, wars, and huge amounts of pollution. Civilization collapsed and now isolated pockets of humanity strive to get by on minimal resources. This being a post-apocalyptic setting, there's also hostility between different groups. It is, as you might expect, a pretty nasty place to try and survive. You play as Aino, a young woman who must gather information about how her community can generate electricity for itself. Check out the announcement trailer for Rauniot below:
We don't have a huge amount of info about the gameplay in Rauniot just yet. It's an isometric point-and-click puzzler which will, according to the official Steam page, feature "intriguing puzzles with classic gameplay elements". We're guessing inventory puzzles combined with some good old-fashioned exploration and dialogue trees. When we have more info about the gameplay in Rauniot, we'll let you know. The Steam page for the game says it contains "violence, blood, gore, and self-harm", so take care if you're going to play it.
Act Normal Games is the brainchild of Finnish developer Heikki Pulkkinen. Rather endearingly, a press release describes him as having "post-apocalyptic stuff...somehow integrated into his brain". The studio says it's driven by a "big, eternally burning passion for post-apocalyptic themes and games". Looks like fans of blasted hellscapes and desolate wastelands will have their work cut out for them in Rauniot.
Hopefully, Act Normal will announce a launch date for the game sometime soon. In the meantime, you can wishlist Rauniot on Steam. You can also check out the official website if you're looking for more info.
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