Game developer Daniel Mullins released the deceptively #cult #classic Pony Island early this year, a wall-breaking horror comedy about the devil possessing the players computer. Now, the developer has announced the next project, a #murdermystery called The Hex.
Similar to Pony Island, The Hex will be another satire merging various genres and gameplay mechanics. The fourth wall breaks are just as apparent in The Hex as the premise revolves around an old inkeeper that’s told about one of his patrons who planning a murder. And each guest is a representation of a different gaming genres.
The game comes loaded with the The Spacemarine, The Sorceress, The Platformer, The Fighter, The Apocalypse Survivor and The First Person Perspective. None of whom are very interested in solving this ugent predicament. Each one preoccupied with their own ulterior motives which players will discover throughout the gameplay.
Each character’s story, players are taken back in time to play out a memory from their past. So the gameplay mechanics of each memory are unique and representative of that character. Such as The Platformer’s memory, playing a sidescrolling platformer, while in The Apocalypse Survivor’s memory, playing an isometric turn-based tactics game.
Which hypothetically means the innkeeper is the representative of adventure games, the mainstream genre that typically places a great deal of emphasis on plot. Which is likely why no one else cares to solve the issue.
Developer Daniel Mullins is expecting to release The Hex on Linux, Mac and Windows PC in early 2017. This will be on both Itch.io and Steam, of course.