Episodic Video Game Set In Subterranean Kentucky Has Lush Cinematic Visuals And Bluegrass Soundtrack
How does a magical realist game about a secret highway beneath Kentucky set to an electronic and bluegrass soundtrack, sound? If it sounds like your idea of a well spent weekend locked away in your bedroom then color you excited, because this is exactly what the latest release from game developers Cardboard Computer is.
Called Kentucky Route Zero, it’s described as a point and click adventure game, but one which replaces puzzles with character development, story, and atmosphere. Looking at the trailer above, the visuals look exquisite with a cartoon/comic book style that plays with shadow and light to create lush landscapes set in rural Kentucky and a subterranean world.
In a middle digit to convention, the game isn’t coming out as one complete narrative but rather in installments. The first one was released last December and they’ll be another four acts to follow throughout this year. The soundtrack will consist of electronica by Ben Babbitt mixed with traditional hymns fromThe Bedquilt Ramblers.
The Another World-type visuals twinned with the bluegrass/electronic should make for an engrossing, mysterious, and eclectic gaming experience. One that will rely on the mood and ambience created through the sound design and graphics to immerse the viewer in its laidback dynamics.