1C will introduce the late detective James Renoir to the world on November 16th, when the game releases on SteamTM and other digital stores. Renoir is a story-driven 2D puzzle platformer that draws inspiration from classic 1940s film noir with a gloomy story, a cynical detective, murder, and of course, a femme fatale. Even with the twist that the murder victim is the story’s main character, Detective James Renoir soon realizes that death is only the beginning…Get a taste of Renoir’s dark atmosphere, corruption and deceit, and environmental puzzles in the new trailer – https://youtu.be/7aOesgwaS3g
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About the game
James Renoir was a police officer, serving in the main precinct in a metropolis rotten with crime and violence. The influence of the mafia families had even spread through the corridors of city hall like poisonous weeds, all the way to the highest levels of political power. The police, paralyzed by the city’s corrupt government, were powerless to do anything about it – mere toys in the hands of the true power.
However, with a new, young and aspiring politician in city hall, things take a turn for the better and Renoir is promoted to Detective for his effort in the fight against crime. With his new-found access to better classes of society, he eventually meets the woman of his dreams.
But just as everything seems to be heading in the right direction, two shots ring out, turning his world upside-down. Solving this case is now the only thing that matters to him, because as he sits with his back against a cold gravestone, he realizes that the body six feet down is his own…
Now a ghost, Renoir possesses a unique ability that allows him to control phantoms around him and use them to solve environmental puzzles. Seeking justice from the shadows, he must tread carefully and avoid light at all costs. James’s ghostly form must backtrack over his last steps in the world of the living, recollecting his memories and searching for the clues that will lead him back to his murderer.
- Black and white detective story powered by Unreal Engine 4
- Puzzle platforming action, inspired by Hollywood noir movies
- Control phantoms and use them to solve environmental puzzles
- A murder mystery, narrated through atmospheric comicbook-style movies
Platform: Windows PC
Publisher: 1C Company
Developer: Black Wing Foundation
Release date: November 16th 2016