Have a look at Gemini Rue, coming next month

This is one of those trailers where the game will probably end up appealing to a pretty small percentage of players but I’m still going to urge you to check it out. Mostly because I think Joshua Nuernberger’s Gemini Rue looks a hell of a lot like the classic point-and-click adventure Beneath a Steel Sky and I also think that’s pretty neat. And you’ll probably enjoy hearing the voice acting which, while initially promising, quickly takes a wrong turn at Albuquerque.

Gemini Rue won an IGF Student Showcase award and is being published by Wadjet Eye Games. It will release February 24th and is currently available for pre-order. The game itself will run you $14.99 as a downloadable, but they’re also offering a limited edition during the pre-order period. This package, which sells for ten bucks more and won’t ship until March, includes a copy of the game on CD, the soundtrack in MP3 format and retail packaging. Folks who order the limited edition will also get release-day access to the downloadable version.

As a fan of adventure games, I’m almost certain to be giving this a look. It’s nice to see something which offers a bit more grit to a story. What do you think of Gemini Rue?

Conrad Zimmerman