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Subject 13 to star in environmental puzzler from Flashback designer

There's another acclaimed videogame designer making a return this year, though the name won't be as instantly familiar to adventure game fans as his recent predecessors. Paul Cuisset, the French creator of Flashback, is joining forces with Microïds to develop the sci-fi puzzler Subject 13.

Subject 13 casts players in the eponymous role, whose real name is Franklin Fargo. A former physics professor, Fargo has become a recluse living a "solitary and bitter existence" since a robbery targeting him claimed the life of his fiancée Sophie. Suddenly, Fargo "wakes up in an abandoned underground scientific facility with no external contact other than a mysterious voice. The voice calls him 'Subject 13'." In order to escape the facility and discover the reason for his imprisonment, players will need to "interact with the 3D environment around them by collecting, using, and manipulating objects to overcome a multitude of devious barriers to the professor’s escape."

Though Cuisset is best known for Flashback, he is no stranger to more traditional adventures as well, as he was also a lead developer on Delphine titles Future Wars: Time Travelers and Cruise for a Corpse in the early '90s. Subject 13 is being produced in collaboration with Microïds, with Cuisset solely responsible for its story and game design.

Subject 13 is in development now for PC, Mac, and iOS and Android devices, with console versions still being considered. The game is currently on track for release near the end of this year or the beginning of 2015.

Details on Subject 13

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