There's a stench of trash, corruption, and decomposing flesh wafting through the genre today, with a trio of new releases in the form of Deponia, Hoodwink, and The Walking Dead: Episode Two.
Daedalic's Deponia is set on the eponymous trash-filled world, where a young man named Rufus is desperately seeking to escape to the floating cities in the sky. A rather unscrupulous type, Rufus seens his chance when a lovely young woman falls from above. But if he's to escort her home and claim his freedom, he'll need to overcome a host of obstacles and outright opposition first.
The cel-shaded Hoodwink thrusts players into the dystopian, post-epidemic world of Global-01. A small-time thief named Michael Bezzle is just trying to "make good and impress the girl of his dreams", but "the all-powerful corporation Unicorp has other ideas, and set against a retro-futuristic backdrop, you’ll have to deal with bureaucracy, ruthless lawmen, chocolate-loving cyborgs and a vicious killer plant before you settle with the girl."
It's been two months since we left The Walking Dead's convicted killer Lee Everett and his ragtag band of survivors outside of Atlanta with a horde of zombies closing in around them. In Episode Two: Starved for Help, the group has holed up at a motel, where they're safe from attacks, but not so safe from hunger when the food begins to run out.
The second episode can be downloaded for PC and Mac only as part of a full season's purchase directly from Telltale or other participating digital distributors. For console gamers, the new installment can be downloaded as DLC from Episode One through the Xbox Live Marketplace for 400 MS Points, or from the PlayStation Network for $4.99.