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  Subject 13 meets Kickstarter goal, Linux added, 3 day sprint for Oculus Rift stretch goal.
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08/04/2014
 


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

Paris, August 04 2014 – Microïds, the indie publisher specializing in adventure titles, and noted game designer Paul Cuisset today announced that their new adventure game, Subject 13 , has reached its initial Kickstarter goal and PC, Mac, mobile, and Linux versions will be developed. To celebrate this news, Microïds released the first gameplay video to show some of the environments and puzzles players will explore to progress in the scenario.

The addition of a fifth game platform was a response to Linux fans who asked for a Linux version of the game alongside previously announced PC, Mac, iOS, and Android versions. With the game’s basic Kickstarter goal of $40,000 now being met, Subject 13 has 3 days to go to reach the Oculus Rift version stretch goal.

In Subject 13 , players will take on the role of Franklin Fargo, a physics professor who has become a recluse after the tragic death of his fiancée. One morning, he wakes up in an abandoned underground scientific facility with no external contact other than a mysterious voice. The voice calls him "Subject 13." Fargo’s goal is to not only set himself free but discover the true reasons for his imprisonment—can he escape from the prison of his past?

Subject 13 is an adventure game in the greatest tradition. Its scenario transports the player to a universe full of secret caches and mechanisms that the player must discover, analyze and activate. Players will collect and utilize and ingenious array of items to progress in the story.

The Subject 13 Kickstarter campaign will end on August 8. It more than ever needs the support from fans of adventure games. We thank all current and future backers for their confidence in the project and also all those who share the news with their friends.

The video shows sequences still visually in development that does not always represent the final quality of the title. It can be found on the Subject 13 Kickstarter page as well as YouTube.

About Paul Cuisset:

Born in 1964, Paul Cuisset is one of the most prolific French creators in video game history. As the co-founder of Delphine Software, he worked as a programmer, a game designer and/or a scriptwriter on titles as famous as "Future Wars: Time Travelers", "The Stealth Affair", "Cruise For a Corpse", "Moto Racer" and "Darkstone". In 1992, his classic action/adventure game, "Flashback", was listed in the Guinness World Records as the best-selling French game across the globe. In 2005, he created the VectorCell studio that developed "Amy" (PS3, Xbox 360) and the HD remake of "Flashback" (PS3, Xbox 360, PC). More details about Paul Cuisset’s creations can be found at http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Cuisset

About Microïds:

Formed in 1985 and based in Paris, France, Microïds is an independent publisher of multi-platform video games. Known for its excellent adventure titles, it represents Anuman Interactive’s video game business in all its forms. Managed by its creator Elliot Grassiano, Microïds continually expands its large game catalogue with genres as varied as adventure, management, simulation and action. Through its adaptations of iconic titles such as "Syberia" or "Amerzone" and its original creations including "Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy", "Haunted House Mysteries" and "Monument Builders: Coliseum", Microïds is today present on PC, Mac and tablets as well as iOS, Android, Tizen, Xbox 360 and PS3. Besides its original characters such as Kate Walker of "Syberia", Microïds also develops titles incorporating well-known properties such as Garfield and Lucky Luke. For more information, visit the official website www.microids.com, the Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/microids, Twitter at www.twitter.com/Microids_off or Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/microids.

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