IT IS rare to find a local developer working on a PC game so we jumped at the chance to check out E-One Studio's latest point-and-click adventure game, Hoodwink.
Hoodwink is set in the dystopian world of Global-01 and focuses on a small-time thief Michael Bezzle who is trying to make enough to propose to the girl of his dreams.
Unfortunately, Michael's latest caper lands him in trouble with the powerful Unicorp Corp and he has to rely on all his skills to evade capture.
Along the way he will have to deal with ruthless lawmen, chocolate-loving cyborgs and killer plants.
"After two years of development, we are excited to have finally released the game," said Amir Irwan, managing director of E-One Studio.
The game was developed locally by a team based in KL Sentral who used a own proprietary game engine designed from the ground up.
Even the character voices for the game were performed entirely by Malaysians, said Amir. The soundtrack was done by award-winning composer Leon Willett.
The company got the inspiration for the game from classic LucasArts adventure games such as Full Throttle and Grim Fandango.
"One day we hope to be on par with adventure game veterans like Telltale Games and Double Fine," said Amir.
The game is only available for PC but the company plans to port the game to iOS and Android in the future.
The PC game is available via Electronic Art's online store, Origin for S$14.99 (RM37). - CHONG JINN XIUNG