If there are two environments almost certain to court disaster in games, they're spaceships and scientific research facilities. With its feet set squarely on the ground, the latter is the setting for indie Czech developer Jakub Pilar's upcoming thriller Subsequented.
In Subsequented – not a typo, but a title that promises to have a special meaning to the story – players control Lensen Vicky, a geneticist working in her company's research facility. Although plot details are scarce, we know that spells trouble, and sure enough, soon her brother (the "last surviving member of [her] family") is one of many who find themselves in need of rescue, so for Lensen, "what began as a normal day ends up as a fight for survival."
Subsequented is a 3D adventure, but unlike many other games that go the 3D route, this one is being designed with a point-and-click interface. In the best tradition of classic adventures, the game will focus on exploration, talking to other characters, collecting useful objects and solving puzzles in order to succeed, while making important decisions along the way. Despite the serious subject matter that is sure to instill feelings of sadness and hopelessness at times, Pilar claims that there will be moments of humour to lighten the mood occasionally as well.
As a solo project, there is no firm release target for Subsequented just yet, but the developer is currently aiming to finish the game sometime before the end of the year for Windows PC, with Mac and Linux versions possible later on. To learn more about the project in the meantime, be sure to check out the official website.