New episodic adventure forming in Shades of Violet

Four-part steampunk fantasy adventure to launch in early 2010

Remember when we used to have to excuse independent adventures for their inferior graphics and other production values? With new games like Shades of Violet on the horizon, it looks like it’s time to put those standards to rest for good.

A new four-part episodic adventure by Imagineer Games, Shades of Violet follows the story of orphaned friends Violet Vendetta and Welma Watson. A mixture of both humour and drama, each episode will tell a self-contained tale, yet contribute to a broader story arc that takes the main characters around the world, further maturing them in each new adventure. Rowdy and mischievous with a knack for mysteries, Violet is “uncouth, unwashed and unfed”, while the older Welma is meek and uncertain at first about following in Violet’s troublemaking footsteps.

In the series’ debut episode, Song of the Clockwork Princess, trouble comes anyway, when Violet “discovers the secret behind the town's creator and his mysterious daughter”. At the same time, Violet learns of a secret power she possesses called the “blue flow”, which becomes integral to her investigation. As the situation escalates, eventually the girls become caught up in a secret war between the “greatest military organization in the world and the forces of ‘the Beign’, an entity that seeks to create a world without end.”

As seen in the first screenshots and trailer, the game is set in a fantasy world of “steam powered cities and gigantic airships to backwater towns and mystical places of ancient civilizations”, all presented in stylish hand-drawn graphics. The point-and-click interface will feature a verb coin mechanic called the “Trinity Dial”. The most prominent option of the dial is Violet’s blue flow, a “Scrying-telemetry power” that allows Violet to sense thoughts, emotions, and past events, which will be necessary in order to piece together the mystery.

According to project leader Heriberto Valle, Imagineer is currently aiming to complete Song of the Clockwork Princess in the first quarter of 2010, to be digitally distributed with a disc version available as well, along with the longer-term goal of releasing a full retail product with publisher support.



Screenshots
  • Shades of Violet: Episode 1 - Song of the Clockwork Princess Screenshot 1
  • Shades of Violet: Episode 1 - Song of the Clockwork Princess Screenshot 1
  • Shades of Violet: Episode 1 - Song of the Clockwork Princess Screenshot 1
  • Shades of Violet: Episode 1 - Song of the Clockwork Princess Screenshot 1
  • Shades of Violet: Episode 1 - Song of the Clockwork Princess Screenshot 1
  • Shades of Violet: Episode 1 - Song of the Clockwork Princess Screenshot 1
  • Shades of Violet: Episode 1 - Song of the Clockwork Princess Screenshot 1
  • Shades of Violet: Episode 1 - Song of the Clockwork Princess Screenshot 1
  • Shades of Violet: Episode 1 - Song of the Clockwork Princess Screenshot 1
  • Shades of Violet: Episode 1 - Song of the Clockwork Princess Screenshot 1

Game Info

Comments

Ascovel Ascovel
Sep 25, 2009

Looks interesting. Different than all the other adventure games available.

AndreaDraco83
Sep 26, 2009

The concept and the premise seem extremely fascinating and I like the idea of see the characters develop and mature during the course of the various episodes. The screenshots look good and the atmosphere seem catchy. The trailer, on the other hand, left me pretty cold.

kadji-kun
Sep 27, 2009

I can’t wait for this. Stood by the development from the very beginning. Grin

Jorz
Sep 28, 2009

Some very nice graphics and animations, and an exciting concept. The voice in the trailer worries me a bit though… not on the same level as the rest of the game, in my opinion.

DaveGilbert DaveGilbert
Sep 29, 2009

I’ve been following the development of this game for awhile, and I’ve played an early beta demo, and I am *very* impressed to see what this small team has produced.  Heriberto and co have everything in place to make a really amazing product.  I’m very excited to see how it turns out.

mylesb
Sep 30, 2009

Thank you very much guys!

Cheers,
Myles Blasonato.

J.H J.H
Dec 14, 2009

I’m looking forward to this game more than ever with it’s imminent release. Heriberto and Myles have done a great Job.

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