The Lion’s Song: Episode 3 launches today, exploring Europe’s patriarchal past (Video)
Austrian developer Mipumi Games has today launched the third episode of their narrative series The Lion’s Song for PC on Steam.
Episode 3 – Derivation focuses on Viennese mathematician Emma whose brilliant academic achievements are not well received in the male-dominated science circle of the early 20th century. But what if she pretended to be a man?
“In the first two episodes, the main characters were largely struggling with excelling in their discipline, as well as finding themselves, whereas Emma faces an additional challenge: being accepted as a woman in academia”, says Mipumi CEO Gregor Eigner. “We wondered how many brilliant minds were held back by such social conventions and wanted to shine a light on a story where a genius might succeed against all odds.”
All episodes of The Lion’s Song are steeped in early 20th century history and show a cast of Austrian artists and scientists, with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration. Players can take the characters on very different paths and enjoy alternative playthroughs. The choices players make in each episode will have a direct impact on the storylines of all future and past episodes, connecting The Lion’s Song with one overarching narrative.
The third instalment is available for £3.49 / €3,99 / $3,99 or via a Season Pass for £8.99 / €9,99 / $9,99. The Season Pass includes Episode 2 and 3 as well as an upcoming final episode. You can try Episode 1 – Silence for free on Steam.
About The Lion’s Song
The Lion’s Song is an episodic adventure game created by Vienna-based independent developer Mi’pu’mi Games. The Lion’s Song is steeped in early 20th century history and focusses on a cast of Austrian artists and scientists with each episode taking a closer look at their intimate struggles with creativity and inspiration. Originally created as a Ludum Dare project in 2014, The Lion’s Song features a striking art direction and a unique setting. Four easily accessible episodes are produced for PC/Steam, with the game also coming to mobile platforms in 2017.