Wadjet Eye Games, an independent developer and publisher of retro-styled adventure games, is today expanding onto the Android, Mac, and Linux platforms with Gemini Rue, the company’s best-selling game to date. The new versions released this morning as part of Humble Bundle: PC and Android 8.
Developed by UCLA Design | Media Arts graduate Joshua Nuernberger, IGF winner Gemini Rue is an old school adventure game that combines #pointandclick gameplay with gritty, low-res graphics and a gripping neo-noir narrative. Alternating between ex-assassin Azriel Odin and hospital inmate Delta-Six in a bleak future dominated by the corrupt Boryokudan crime syndicate, players must uncover the secrets both protagonists are guarding and uncover their unlikely bond.
Gemini Rue was widely praised when it originally released for PC, earning an IGF Student Showcase award, IGN’s Editor’s Choice award, Adventure Game of the Year from GameSpy and PC Gamer, and an 85% average review score on GameRankings.com. More recently, the iPhone / iPad version was praised as “a must-buy addition to your App collection” by Slide to Play, “an excellent port of an excellent adventure” by AppSpy, and “easily one of the best modern point-and-click adventures around” by PocketGamer, who also honored Gemini Rue with a Gold Award and selected it as Game of the Week.
The new Android version can be purchased outside of the Humble Bundle for $4.99 from Google Play and is coming soon to the Amazon Appstore. Currently exclusive to Humble Bundle: PC and Android 8, the Mac and Linux versions will later go on sale from Wadjet Eye’s website and other online stores.
Learn more about Gemini Rue at the game’s official website.
About Wadjet Eye Games
Founded in 2006, Wadjet Eye Games developed a reputation for producing award winning and critically acclaimed adventure games. Committed to creating unique character-driven game experiences around recognizable brands, in 2010 Wadjet Eye expanded to support and publish games by other independent developers. The company’s portfolio includes The Shivah and the Blackwell series, both of which have garnered Game Developers Choice nominations, Puzzle Bots, which was selected for the Penny Arcade Expo’s PAX 10 showcase, IGF Student Showcase winner Gemini Rue, and the critically acclaimed Resonance. The company is run by husband and wife team Dave and Janet Gilbert out of their home in Brooklyn.
About Joshua Nuernberger
Joshua Nuernberger is a game designer, illustrator, and storyteller. His first commercial release, Gemini Rue, won multiple Game of the Year awards and was showcased at IndieCade @ E3, the Indie Games Arcade, and the Independent Game Festival. He holds a B.A. in Design | Media Arts from UCLA with a minor in film.
About Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions for awesome digital content and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers. Consumers pay what they want, and decide how to allocate their money between the developers, charity, and a humble tip. Thanks to the generous contributions of bundle buyers, Humble Bundle has raised more than $29 million for charity to date.