Can there be anything cooler than becoming a Reggae Legend? With the latest adventure game from the creators of the Quest for Glory series, Lori and Corey Cole, and independent game studio Adventure Mob comes Bolt Riley - A Reggae Adventure.
Bolt Riley is a classic 2D point and click adventure game where you play as Bolt Riley, a poor boy from Trenchtown, Jamaica, on his pathway to stardom. Bolt is struggling to survive and has to deal with a gang of Rude Boys. You go through a journey of self discovery, of love, friendship, and inspiration. It's a journey where you are introduced to Reggae music, form your band, get inspiration, write and produce your songs and even perform them.
The story consists of different chapters each focusing on a different aspect of Bolt Riley’s passage into becoming a Reggae legend. This is the true story of the underdog who breaks out and becomes a worldwide sensation.
“Music has always been an important part of our lives, and we grew up with the growth of Reggae, so we jumped at the opportunity to help design this game," said Lori and Corey Cole, “This story touches upon some very important issues, such as dealing with racism, bullying, oppression and violence. As Bolt Riley, the player follows an alternative path of peace, love, and friendship while solving puzzles and helping people.”
"It’s a great honor to be working with legendary adventure game designers Lori and Corey Cole," said Oded Sharon, CEO of Adventure Mob. "Their contributions to the design, story, and puzzles in the game were unparalleled by any collaborators I have worked with in the past, and I am humbled by the experience. I’m confident that both existing Adventure Game enthusiasts and a new generation of games and Reggae music fans will find this game delightful and inspiring.”
The game features hand drawn 2D background artwork and hand drawn cel animation. It combines all the elements of a classic point and click adventure game and includes funny dialog puzzles, exploration, wacky inventory items, and of course, a rope. Another interesting feature is the introduction of a sort of second inventory, where Bolt can use special Inspirational powers he learned during his journeys. This is similar to how spells worked in the later Quest for Glory games, where you had a separate inventory for spells.
The game will have voice acting by professional voice actors, and an original Reggae music soundtrack. Work on Bolt Riley began in November 2011 with the formation of Adventure Mob, and right now is in an advanced stage of production. The company hopes to gain the necessary funding to finish production through Kickstarter.
"I’m a huge believer in crowdfunding and Kickstarter is a great alternative to traditional fundraising," Sharon added, "With so many success stories for adventure game developers, we are confident that this is the wave of the future, giving consumers the ability to support games that might not be created otherwise. I have personally backed over 140 crowdfunding campaigns myself.”
Source: Games Press
Check out Bolt Riley on KickStarter here and vote for it to get Steam Greenlit here. The game will release for iOS, Android, PC, Mac, PlayStation, Ouya and Xbox. It will also be compatible with the Oculus VR.
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