Point-and-click maestros Wadjet Eye have revealed their next project. Old Skies is an adventure game set in the Unavowed and Blackwell shared universe. It's a time-travel story in which you'll visit New York City across several time periods, and it's getting a Steam Next Fest demo later this month.
What's this new Wadjet Eye project all about?
Old Skies is Wadjet Eye head Dave Gilbert's newest project, following on from 2018's rather good Unavowed. You play as Fia Quinn, a ChronoZen agent whose job is to help clients peer into the past in order to accomplish a variety of tasks. Some of them want to sightsee, while others have loose ends they need to tie up. You'll take on seven missions across disparate time periods in New York City, solving temporal puzzles as you go. You can check out the announcement trailer for Old Skies right here.
What will Old Skies' gameplay be like?
In gameplay terms, Old Skies promises the same kind of classic point-and-click adventuring you've come to know and love from Wadjet Eye, albeit with a twist. You'll need to think across time periods in order to solve puzzles, and unlike many other adventure games, Old Skies will feature death, although you can just travel back in time and try again if you fail. The game will feature music from Unavowed's Thomas Regin and voice acting from Wadjet Eye's "largest cast yet", along with pristine Full HD visuals. All in all, this one looks unmissable if you're a fan of Wadjet Eye games like Unavowed, the Blackwell series, or Primordia (the latter of which recently found itself on Nintendo Switch).
Old Skies doesn't have a release date yet. It's currently in development for PC and Nintendo Switch, and it'll also be compatible with Mac and Linux systems. If you're eager to try this one out, you'll be happy to know that a demo will be available as part of the upcoming Steam Next Fest, so make sure to wishlist Old Skies on Steam if that's something you're interested in. Between this and sleeper hits like Norco, it's clear the point-and-click adventure is alive and well in 2022. We'll bring you more on this as soon as we get it.