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Fig Enters the Pixelverse with the Jengo Campaign

Fig Enters the Pixelverse with the Jengo Campaign

Journey to the underbelly of nostalgic gaming and help Jeff stave off the apocalypse in Jengo – a point-and-click adventure planned by Robot Wizard

Category: Upcoming Release
Written by: Cindy Kyser
Genre: Introspective Platform Puzzler
Estimated Release Date: Q1 2019
For: Windows, Steam Linux
Developer: Team Gotham

More info:
Jengo: An Upcoming Game About an Old-School Gamer Lost in Modern Times – January 12, 2018 

Robot Wizard is an indie game studio based in South Africa. It is led by Louis Du Pisani and Graeme Selvan who are both veterans in the video game industry. Having worked on Jengo as a parttime project, they decided to take the plunge and launch a Fig Campaign  to fund its completion. Theirs is an ambitious undertaking, with a goal of raising $140K (US). To date, they have raised 25% of their goal with 30+ days left to go.


Jengo will be “a point-and-click in the purist old-school tradition.” The protagonist is Jeff who is described as a “disgruntled gaming veteran seeking new challenges.” In his search for the ultimate game, he ends up at the edge of the Pixelverse in a town called Old Meta. Armed with his mouse and keyboard, he is joined by a cast of bizarre characters as he faces the ultimate apocalypse, head on.

The initial artwork for Jengo indicates it will be presented in comic-book style animation and played from a 3rd-person perspective. Voiceovers and an original musical score are planned. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the Fig campaign materials is the verbiage used to describe the project. I found myself laughing out loud as I read about Robot Wizard’s plans for this game. It is written with the type of clever wit and dry humor that I find hilarious. If this is any indication of the writing style that will be used for the game itself, count me in!


For more information on Robot Wizard and game progress, visit its web site.


Cindy Kyser

Cindy Kyser

Cindy’s love affair with gaming began when she opened a mailbox in front of a white house and took the first step in a long series of adventures. ‘Back in the day,’ Cindy was a regular contributor to JA and an active member of the online gaming community. She has attended several E3s and has had the pleasure of spending time in person with both Ray and Randy. Her all- time favorite adventures include the Tex Murphy series, the Gabriel Knight series, and The Longest Journey. She also enjoys RPGs and her list of ‘best ever’ includes Fallout, Asheron’s Call, and Planescape Torment. Â Frustrated with the cost of rising PC system requirements, Cindy decided to switch to console and tablet gaming. Although you can teach some old dogs new tricks, she discovered that console controller dexterity is a skill set that she is lacking. Her results with tablet gaming were not much better. With the exception of a few gems such as The Room and Forever Lost, there is a limit to how much one can play Candy Crush and Hidden Object Adventures. Having proved that pure escapism is worth the investment, she has a new gaming laptop and is back to her search for the perfect adventure. Â After spending most of her life in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Cindy escaped the stress of urban life and moved to rural Arkansas. To show that she has become a true Arkansan, she has taken up deer hunting, wears pink camo, and put a chicken coop in her backyard. On a stressful day, she can be heard yelling ‘Woo Pig Sooie’ when all else fails.

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