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Bik was originally made available through Humble Widget in July and after having been greenlit just two months later, it got its official Steam release earlier this week. With an entertaining sci-fi story and multiple playable characters I can see why this one quickly became so popular.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh0fgET2T4U

Stylistically the game appears to draw a lot of inspiration from the classic adventure games of the late 80s. However, since the color palette is richer and the resolution is higher it results in something of a cartoony look. It's also built on modern design principles, so even though there are multiple (often humorous) deaths and many items to interact with, the game has mechanics in place to make sure these won't put you out of the game.

The game looks like a higher res Adventure Game Studio game, but it is made in Unity and I haven't had any issues running it on my setup. Steamworks features like cloud saves and achievements also appears to be working.

Official About

Bik is a retro-style adventure game that takes inspiration from classic point-and-click adventure games like King’s Quest, Space Quest, Maniac Mansion, Monkey Island, Full Throttle, The Dig, The Longest Journey, and the list goes on. Bik’s pixel-art graphics capture the classic adventure game look and feel while the soundtrack, composed with modern music synthesizers, adds a new level of depth to the experience. The game is being built in Unity3D using a custom-made 2-D adventure framework.

In Bik, we follow a young boy who is abducted by aliens while on a camping trip with his friends. After joining forces with two friendly alien mercenaries, Ammut and Tatenen, Bik escapes from his abductors and tries to find his way home. Along the way, Bik and his newfound friends outsmart hijackers, (eat some brownies), accept a perilous mission to find a missing alien, (make some sandwiches), foil a dastardly plot by an evil corporate empire, (argue with disgruntled robots), and save a planet on the brink of destruction.





Note that buying the game directly from the developer gives you both a Steam key and the soundtrack.

I have played about an hour of the game so far and I'm really enjoying it. If you've had a chance to play it, let us know what you think in the comments. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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