We haven’t played Genesis Noir yet because, well, it hasn’t been made yet. Currently in the blueprint stages, creators Evan Anthony and Jeremy Abel were inspired by literary stories and, of course, film noir to create a game that’s as much about science as it is about romance. Taking place before and after The Big Bang, the game puts you in the middle of a love triangle. After a shot rings out, it’s up to you to stop the universe from expanding and to save the one you love. Presented in non-linear format, the players will be able to click and explore the story at their own pace.
What caught our eye about this game is the concept art. Using a pristine, minimalist design, the art captures the noir aesthetic without feeling too familiar. You can keep track of the project here, but in the meantime, enjoy these stunning screenshots of the concept art, which should satiate you until the real thing comes out. (H/t: Video Game Art Styles)
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Acclaimed Japanese illustrator and character designer Yoshitaka Amano is known among die-hard Final Fantasy fans for being the lead artistic voice in some of the games, but he is probably not as famous in other circles. It’s a shame though, since this artist’s illustrations are sublimely beautiful. They capture the essence of what a fantasy RPG should be while also having a keen sense of aesthetic. As the perfect example, let’s look at Final Fantasy VI, the best game in the series, and it’s art.
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