Today’s gaming industry is literally flooded with zombie themed titles. Although this type of games still retains a place of its own, it seems that the zombie craze is slowly fading away. But we want to dwell upon a particular game, which is also set in a zombie apocalypse universe and has a unique charm of its own.
Adele is a 2.5D puzzle-platform game developed by Unosquare. The game centers around Mike – the main character of Adele game. He loses sight of his daughter after a desperate attempt to leave a zombie-infested city. The game is planned for release in May, 2016 and has a free 2 level demo for you to check out.
After playing Adele for a while, you might have a strange sensation of a Tim Burton universe, mainly because of the skinny animated characters and the dark colors of the game. However, the surrounding world and plot are far from that. The odd, macabre background almost wants you to pause for a while to look into the never-ending horizon. Hat’s off to the artists for achieving that. The music and sound effects provide a dramatic atmosphere which blends itself well with the gaming experience.
Obviously Adele is a platformer, with a classic straight forward gameplay. Your character is in search of his daughter, and the only hints that guide him, are the many signs left by Adele. You feel a bit limited in actions and helpless against the multiple enemies you encounter. There are no weapons to engage the zombies and you have to rely solely on your skill. Therefore, brute force is not the way to go. You will have to make quick decisions in order to maneuver around the dangers of the Zombie Apocalypse environment. We believe this is the idea behind Adele.
As the levels of Adele change so does the gameplay. Once you enter a new location the gameplay will adapt to it and adds something new to the gaming experience. Zombies and other enemies will come unexpectedly while you keep progressing cautiously. Then once you realize that you have made a mistake with your evasive move, it is too late.
Adele reminds a bit of the classic platform and survival horror games from the past. It gives total immersion of being alone against the world and yet desperate and determined to save your daughter. We find this game very different from what we see today, it really grasps something of its own.
Do you like Adele: Following the Signs? Then you can support the game on Steam!
Adele: Following the Signs on Steam
- 19 challenging levels
- Zombies, attacking Plants and Monster Bosses
- A special bonus for those who can pass each level without dying
- Enemies and obstacles that will require both brains and skill to overcome
- Developer: Unosquare; Based in Guadalajara, Mexico
- Release Date: May 2016 (Windows/Steam/MAC/Linux)
- DLC Content: free 2 level beta demo Platform
- Pages: Steam, Steam Greenlight
- Website: www.adelegame.com
- Price: USD TBD
- Press Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
Written by Max Lipki