If your loved one were kidnapped, how far would you go to rescue them? That's a choice that PC gamers can join mobile players in making when the desktop port of Studio Hazy's Drawn Down is released this summer.
The game stars Nathan Jordan, a "composite artist who works as a consultant for the police" in the year 2036. It's a time when technology has really begun to "spiral out of control," and "London's criminals find new ways to stay ahead of the police," which the authorities hope to combat with the "imminent introduction of the Damocles Armoured Fighting Robot." Against this backdrop, Nathan's estranged brother "suddenly reappears in his life. Unfortunately his brother is being held hostage." Now, "compelled by guilt from his past, Nathan will stop at nothing to get his brother back," but between "the police, a global crime organisation called The Syndicate, and the mysterious art thief known as The Wolf all in Nathan's path, the situation is looking grim."
In presenting a tale of "life shattering conspiracy," Drawn Down is a classic-styled point-and-click game with a decidedly chunky retro pixel art style, but it promises to be a "modern adventure" complete with full voice acting, original soundtrack, and an optional developer commentary. There will be "logical puzzles" to solve along the way, and given the protagonist's profession, expect to engage in a "composite art mini-game" as well.
Originally released on iOS and Mac last August, the Windows PC port is due to launch on Steam this coming June. While you wait, you can check out Drawn Down firsthand through the playable demo available on itch.io and Game Jolt.