NEW YORK, February 24, 2011 – Wadjet Eye Games, a leading independent publisher of retro-styled adventure games, has announced that Gemini Rue can now be downloaded for PC from http://www.geminirue.com. The sci-fi / noir adventure sells for $14.99. A free demo has also been released, giving players a glimpse at the atmospheric story and gameplay that made Gemini Rue an IGF Student Showcase finalist.
"Since its incarnation over three years ago as Boryokudan Rue, I never imagined how far this game would come," says Joshua Nuernberger, Gemini Rue's independent developer. "From getting recognized at the 2010 Independent Games Festival to showcasing the game at E3 and the Indie Games Arcade, its development has been an unbelievable experience. To finally release the game to the public and have it playable by everyone is a great honor and something I've been looking forward to for a long time."
Gemini Rue is a gripping adventure set in a bleak future dominated by the corrupt Boryokudan crime syndicate. Alternating between two characters, ex-assassin Azriel Odin and hospital inmate Delta-Six, players must uncover the secrets both men are hiding and discover the bond between them. Inspired by the old-school adventure games of Sierra and LucasArts, Gemini Rue features a point and click interface, hand-painted backgrounds, professional voice acting, an original soundtrack, and optional in-game commentary.
Due to popular demand, Wadjet Eye has extended their Gemini Rue Limited Edition CD offer through February 27. Customers who buy the $24.99 CD version get instant access to the Gemini Rue download, as well as free worldwide shipping when the CD becomes available in early March. This will be the last chance to purchase a physical copy of Gemini Rue. After this offer expires, Gemini Rue will only be available as a download.
To purchase Gemini Rue or learn more about the game, visit the official website at http://www.geminirue.com.
About Joshua Nuernberger
Joshua Nuernberger is an undergraduate student at UCLA interested in illustration, narrative, film, and gaming. He has created several independent games using the Adventure Game Studio engine, including La Croix Pan and Chatroom. His first commercial game, Gemini Rue, was showcased at IndieCade @ E3, the Indie Games Arcade, and the Independent Game Festival, where it won a Student Showcase award in 2010. He maintains a game development and analysis blog at http://jburger.blogspot.com.
About Wadjet Eye Games
Founded in 2006, Wadjet Eye Games has developed a reputation for producing award-winning and critically acclaimed adventure games for the PC. Committed to creating unique character-driven game experiences around recognizable brands, Wadjet Eye has grown from a small homebrew operation to a company sought after by major publishers. The company's award-winning portfolio includes The Shivah and the Blackwell series, both of which have garnered Game Developers Choice nominations, Puzzle Bots, which was selected for the Penny Arcade Expo's PAX 10 showcase, and IGF Student Showcase winner Gemini Rue. For more information, visit http://www.wadjeteyegames.com.
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