With Shardlight now in the home stretch towards release, developer Wadjet Eye Games is already looking ahead to its next project, which has now been confirmed to be Unavowed.
Described by designer Dave Gilbert as a "dark urban fantasy set in modern day New York", the new game is named after an ancient society dedicated to fighting evil. As a "victim of a supernatural attack that left your life in tatters," joining the group offers your only hope of discovering the truth behind what happened to you. Fortunately, you are not alone, as "at your side are five team members that you can team up with, each of whom have unique powers and knowledge to assist in solving the game's challenges. Your old life might be over, but you can still forge a new one."
While no further details have been publicly revealed, the game's first screenshots display the same kind of high quality, atmospheric pixel art that has become the company trademark throughout its own Blackwell series and other published adventures, including the acclaimed Gemini Rue, Resonance and last year's Technobabylon.
There is currently no firm release target for Unavowed, but we'll certainly be keeping a close eye on its development in the coming months.