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A Golden Wake – Trailer, Screens, Info

A Golden Wake - Trailer, Screens, Info

A Golden Wake – Trailer, Screens, Info

Due out on PC this Fall, a new point-and-click adventure from indie developer Grundislav Games and indie publisher Wadjet Eye will transport players back to the Roaring Twenties


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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.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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