Today’s Niche Spotlight is Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore, an upcoming “interactive animated adventure”.
Frankly it looks more like an action platformer with plot, which is great if you ask us. Going a little bit deeper, Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore is clearly inspired by The Legend of Zelda CD-i games and includes its own voice-acted and animated cutscenes emulating the style.
Players take control of the titular Arzette and explore the land of Faramore. Along the way they’ll solve puzzles, fight foes, and meet whimsical characters.
You can check out the trailer for Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore below:
Players will accompany Arzette in her journey across the Kingdom of Faramore. During her journey, she will destroy foes, unlock new areas, acquire powerful items, and find secrets, all in effort to destroy the world-threatening demon king Daimur.
Every area in Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore has a unique, hand-painted background produced by talented artists, including one of the artists from the games that inspired Arzette, Rob Dunlavey.
Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore features dozens of fully-voiced traditonally animated cutscenes, produced in a beloved style familiar to fans of the games Arzette was inspired by.
Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore’s excellent soundtrack is composed by award-winning musician Jake “Button Masher” Silverman, in his fully-scored game debut. In addition, voice actors from the games Arzette is inspired by, including Jeffrey Rath and Bonniejean Wilbur, have returned for new roles.
Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore is developed by Seth “Dopply” Fulkerson, a passionate developer with experience in this game genre. Assisting him are talented, passionate contributors, including design contribution by John Linneman.
Jeffrey Rath and Bonniejean Wilbur are perhaps better known for voicing Link and Zelda in the 1993 game Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon.
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