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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

London – 24 th April 2014 – Indie collective Owl Cave have teamed up with UK independent publisher Mastertronic to bring the acclaimed point-and-click adventure game Richard & Alice to Steam!

Richard & Alice, the debut game by indie PR specialist Lewis Denby and Starbound lead writer Ashton Raze, is a mesmerising story-driven tale about family, loneliness, desperation and the weather - set in a post-apocalyptic world. Following the game’s success on greenlight, it will soon launch on Steam with additional features like achievements, trading cards, badges and emotes.

Richard & Alice tells the story of two inmates in a curious future prison, set in a world where years of heavy snowfall have caused chaos and disorder around the globe. Investigate the circumstances of their incarceration and discover the secrets hidden within as the complex narrative unravels and you become immersed in this dark and powerful tale.

There are secrets, lies and lots of snow.

Lewis Denby from Owl Cave commented: “It's a great thing to see Richard & Alice heading for Steam. This is a game we decided to make because we wanted to explore character stories in video games, and the original plan was for a small free game we could bash out and move on from. That we're here now, writing quotes for the Steam release PR campaign, is quite something!”

Ashton Raze from Owl Cave added: “I am very excited to see Richard & Alice on Steam, because it meant I got to design trading cards and emotes. This was a lifelong dream of mine, and finally that dream became a reality. The game being on Steam in itself is exciting but TRADING CARDS! Seriously. The achievements were right fun too. You'll not find things like this in a novel.”

Andy Payne, CEO of Mastertronic, said: “It is both and honour and a pleasure to work with Lewis and Ashton as we love ‘Richard & Alice’. We wanted to help bring their work to a wider audience on digital platforms and shine a few extra lights on this wonderful game. Narrative in games is a personal passion of mine, I hope this game finds its way into many, many game players hearts and minds. It deserves to.”

Richard & Alice will be coming soon to Steam for Windows PC. Check out our super new trailer:


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About Owl Cave

Owl Cave is a small collective of writers, designers and general game-related people. We share a love of story-centric video games, which place a focus on character-building and world design. We believe games can tell stories in a way that no other medium can. Our first full game, Richard & Alice, came out in February 2013, and plenty of critics had lots of lovely things to say about it. It was followed by Sepulchre and the upcoming Mission Bell.

About Mastertronic

Mastertronic is a multi-platform independent games publisher working with independent games developers making games that we want to play ourselves. We love games, games developers and gamers.