Chaosmonger Studio, a company usually known for making short films, is currently working on their first game.
The game is titled ENCODYA, and it’s a cyberpunk point ‘n click adventure game inspired by the Monkey Island series. The developers have released a new gameplay test video that you can watch above. ENCODYA is still in a very early state, so the gameplay test lacks sound assets and any real puzzles.
The game is set in the same world as their award-winning short film Robot Will Protect You, which you can watch on YouTube, and features the same main characters. The game will follow Tina, a young orphan, and her robot companion SAM-53. Together, they live in a shoddily-constructed shelter in Neo-Berlin, a grim dystopian metropolis controlled by uncaring megacorporations.
Here’s a brief rundown of the game:
It’s 2062. Tina – a 9 years old orphan – lives with SAM-53 – her big clumsy robot guardian – on a rooftop makeshift shelter in Neo-Berlin, a dark megalopolis controlled by corporations. The protagonist is an urban jungle kid, which has learnt to live alone, scavenging dumpsters of the dystopian city, eking out a living of scraps. Her funny robot always with her, programmed to protect the girl no matter what. One day the little girl discovers that her father left her a very important mission: to finish his plan and save the world from its grayness! The two then start an incredible adventure, jumping into different realities, full of bizarre robotic creatures and grotesque human beings. Through lot of puzzles and exciting dialogues, they’ll find out the true meaning of being alive.
ENCODYA doesn’t have any announced platforms yet, and likely won’t be done until late 2020. The developers are planning on releasing a short gameplay test demo in May or June.