Developer Eggnut and publisher Raw Fury announce that the noir adventure game Backbone will launch on PC on June 8th, 2021. Raw Fury posted the announcement on their Youtube Channel early May 26th.
What is Backbone?
Backbone has been in development for the past five years. Players must assume the identity of raccoon detective Howard Lector. The private investigator explores the gritty underbelly of Vancouver. Eventually, Howard takes on a job that changes his perspective of everything. Because of this, he must reevaluate his life and career. In his reevaluation, he must then tackle the oppressive, systemic power of the city itself.
The setting of Backbone allows players to explore an alternate and reimagined version of Vancouver, British Colombia, told all through high-resolution pixel art. Eggnut has called the game a “modern take” on adventure games. Other features of the game include interacting with other anthropomorphic animals on the streets and an original jazz-inspired soundtrack.
What to Know About Eggnut and Raw Fury
Eggnut is a game studio originating from Vancouver, Canada, and prides itself on being a diverse company with creators from Canada, Russia, the UK, the US, and the Netherlands. As a company, its mission is “to explore the complexity of the human condition through the joy of interactive experiences.”
Raw Fury is a boutique indie publisher founded in 2015 by Jonas Antonsson, Gordon Van Dyke, and David Martinez. As a mission, Raw Fury says, “We don’t care about genres or mechanics. We care about experiences and emotions. We want to help developers make magic.”
Backbone will be available for PC download on Steam, GOG.com, the Microsoft Store, and the Epic Games Store. It will also be free to download with the Xbox Game Pass for PC. A console version for the game is also in development and will be released later this year. Also, be sure to check out the prequel story (which is available on Steam at the time of this writing).