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With a free Prologue available to try out right now, developer EggNut has announced that Backbone is pretty much content complete.

Quite exciting, as Backbone: Prologue which arrived on Linux officially back in October 2019 has been reviewed exceptionally well by users on Steam. That's really encouraging on what to expect from the full game when it releases next year. The developer said in the recent announcement that, amongst other things, "Backbone is almost done" and it sounds like they don't have much left to do apart from a big polishing pass on it.

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As for the final release, they're aiming for a Release Candidate build for Q1 2021 but that may see a delay due to them being less productive through the COVID19 pandemic. Fair enough really isn't it? I don't know anyone who has been full-steam ahead over the last 6 months and we've seen many other developers delay. So at somepoint next year, we will get it but it still sounds like it's been going quite well overall.

You can find Backbone: Prologue free on Steam. The full game also has a Steam page for you to follow.

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Nezchan 19 Oct
Dunno about the game, but I already want the soundtrack.
Well well....
Arehandoro 19 Oct
I need the game and the soundtrack :D
Quoting: ArehandoroI need the game and the soundtrack :D

Luckily, it IS possible

I only hope the game would come also mouse controlled. In a way those classic adventure games are. Moving with arrow keys feels somewhat "off" but maybe it's just me.
tuubi 19 Oct
Quoting: dziadulewiczI only hope the game would come also mouse controlled. In a way those classic adventure games are. Moving with arrow keys feels somewhat "off" but maybe it's just me.
I guess you never played Sierra's classic adventures. Or Grim Fandango with its awesome/awful tank controls. :)
Ehvis 19 Oct
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Quoting: tuubiI guess you never played Sierra's classic adventures. Or Grim Fandango with its awesome/awful tank controls. :)

The actual old Sierra classics certainly didn't have tank controls. Press cursor key to start walking in that direction, press it again to stop walking. And with that you had to safely pass under dripping acid. :D
Gooda 19 Oct
I have a GOOD feeling about this. :)

The visuals are sublime, and it looks like they nailed the noir atmosphere perfectly. I hope the story is just as good as the rest of the game.

I'm glad their priority is keeping the team 'healthy, sane, and happy', especially in these trying times. I think it's something to be applauded and that it will result in a better, lovingly crafted game.

I can't wait to get my PAWS on it as soon as it's released. :D
tuubi 19 Oct
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: tuubiI guess you never played Sierra's classic adventures. Or Grim Fandango with its awesome/awful tank controls. :)

The actual old Sierra classics certainly didn't have tank controls.
Sure. Didn't mean to imply they did.

Quoting: EhvisPress cursor key to start walking in that direction, press it again to stop walking. And with that you had to safely pass under dripping acid. :D
I had tons of fun with these games, but I sure didn't mind when Lucasarts came along with the radical idea that adventure games didn't absolutely need to have fiddly movement and a hundred different ways to die.
stan 19 Oct
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For me as a programmer, being forced to work from home has allowed me to be more productive thanks to the lack of noise and distractions (alone in a room instead of working in an awful open-space), and being less tired (no need to spend more than 2 hours commuting every day). The quality of communication with colleagues stayed basically the same (using Discord).
The added free time allowed me to take better care of myself.
And yet bosses think we would do better work if we were back at the office… No.

About the game, I really like the look of the exterior scenes!
furaxhornyx 20 Oct
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Quoting: NezchanDunno about the game, but I already want the soundtrack.

Be sure to try the Prologue then ; the game is in my wishlist since then
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