Lacuna Release Next Month; Free Prologue Released

DigiTales Interactive and Assemble Entertainment announce a May 20th Steam release date for Lacuna, a pixel-art sci-fi noir adventure game for Windows. To whet everyone's appetites, a one-hour Lacuna: Prologue is now available on Steam, offering a free sample of what to expect. Here's a trailer with a look at the prologue, and here's more on the game:
In Lacuna, you’ll step into the tattered loafers of long-time Central Department of Investigation (CDI) agent Neil Conrad, who’s just been informed of a grisly murder that will soon turn his world upside down. Attention to detail and an inquisitive mind will prove vital as you put the scattered pieces of the case together until the truth reveals itself...or not. The story of Lacuna branches, and finally ends, based on your actions throughout the game — and there’s no going back. Don’t try rushing to the end, or you’ll pay a hefty price; play your cards right and you might just make it out alive.

Lacuna does away with the baggage of many over-used adventure game tropes such as the “point-and-click” mechanic, repeating dialogue options, counter-intuitive puzzles, pixel hunting, and interruptive story breaks. Instead, Lacuna utilizes normal WASD/controller controls, dynamic conversational choices, story-driven mysteries, optional interactables, multiple unique endings, and a story that marches onward in spite of obstacles.