A Golden Wake - New Trailer, Screens, Info - September 12, 2014
Coral Gables, Florida. Known as The City Beautiful; an idyllic Sunshine State waterfront community just one hurricane away from devastation. The 1920s: An era of Gatsby, glitz, glamor and promise. A booming real estate market. The Mob. The Great Depression.
And in the middle of it all, Alfie Banks. An ordinary guy looking to strike it rich who gets a lot more than he bargains for.
A Golden Wake is a nostalgic adventure based on actual events that includes real-life locations and historical figures. The story spans two dramatic decades in American history.
Players will guide Alfie through story- and puzzle-driven gameplay, retro-styled pixel art, and a point-and-click interface reminiscent of such classics as King's Quest and Monkey Island. As Alfie, your power of persuasion will play a unique role; you must analyze other characters' attitudes and weaknesses, and determine the best way to approach them.
"Having grown up in Miami (Ed. note: I did, also), I wanted to tell the story of an era that's usually depicted in New York or Chicago," says A Golden Wake's designer Francisco Gonzalez of his decision to set a game during the Jazz Age. "Miami's land boom and bust during the 1920s and 1930s represents a fascinating slice of our recent history, and I was able to incorporate a lot of real people and events into the narrative of this everyman going after the American Dream."
Dave Gilbert, founder of Wadjet Eye Games: "I first met Francisco in the early 2000s, back when we were both scrappy freeware developers. Since then, I've watched him move from strength to strength and I was so happy when he made the leap to commercial development. I feel very honored to be partnering up with him now. As for A Golden Wake, I just love it. This game [is] a fun, poignant romp through 1920s-era Miami that is both meticulously researched and perfectly relevant to our current times."
Look for A Golden Wake on PC, Mac and Linux this Fall as a digital download.