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Blue Volta set to strike in 2016

A librarian may not seem like the most adventurous of game protagonists at first, but indie Italian developer Ossocubo is out to prove that perception wrong with their upcoming point-and-click title Blue Volta.

The star of Blue Volta is not just any old librarian but the "The Last Librarian" in the Citadel of Knowledge. Zeno is comfortably encsconced in his "sleepy routine" until he embarks on a quest to find an ancient book. Now he faces a "life-changing trip" during which he will "confront ancient secrets and explore mysterious places teeming with wondrous creatures and enthralling puzzles seamlessly interlocked with the story."

While little is known about the story beyond the basic premise so far, Blue Volta promises to be a "classic point-and-click, third-person graphic adventure" filled with imaginative settings and characters. A few of these are already on display in the first screenshots released, which show off the game's distinctive hand-drawn art style.

Born of a "deep spiritual journey", the game has been in development for the past year, but still has a way to go before completion. While no firm timetable has been set, Ossocubo expects to release the game for PC, Mac, and Linux sometime in 2016. In the meantime, you can follow the game's progress through its official website.

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