PataNoir now available on Steam (Video)
SiChris Productions is happy to announce that the critically acclaimed interactive fiction game PataNoir is now available for purchase on Steam, featuring an innovative simulated book interface, high-quality illustrations, a map of the game world and an integrated music video.
“The Baron’s daughter is missing, and you are the man to find her. No problem. With your inexhaustible arsenal of hard-boiled similes, there is nothing you can’t handle.”
PataNoir is a homage to the classic stories of hard-boiled private investigators with a knack for describing everything with complex similes and metaphors. In PataNoir, you solve problems by manipulating the hard-boiled metaphors used by the main character to make sense of the world in which he lives. Each metaphor used to describe the game world becomes an object that the can be used by the player to solve problems.
The game is structured like a classic text-adventure game. The game world is described with prose juxtaposed with high-quality illustrations, and the player interacts with the game by typing in simple commands.
PataNoir is already available for iOS and Android, but the PC version features a much more sophisticated interface and a never before seen map of the game world.
•An interactive noir mystery to experience and solve
•Innovative interactive fiction gameplay in which the metaphors you live by become tools to solve the mystery
•Simulated book interface
•Atmospheric illustrations by Lauri Ahonen and Tom Siddell
•Original theme song by postmodern rock musician William Steffey
Store page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/449150
Press page: http://www.sichris.com/Games/PataNoir
Quotes (referring to the PataNoir PC release)
“PataNoir is strange, unusual, at times frustrating, but creates an amazing surreal landscape in such a short time.” – OPNoobs.com
Quotes (referring to the mobile versions)
“Two old, fantastic forms of narrative combine to form something truly unique in PataNoir.” – Gamezebo
“I don’t recall any other game that does anything quite like this.” – Emily Short
“Like words? Play with simile and metaphor in this unusual mystery app.” – Boing Boing
“In the Internet age, any game which helps cement the curmudgeonly distinction between “literally” and “emphatically” warms my heart.” – Pocket Tactics
“…a nigh on unmissable adventure that’s simultaneously a perfect entry to the world of text-based gaming and refreshingly different to satisfy the most hardened of genre veterans.” – IndieGames.com