Ktulhu Solutions has released their newest adventure game, titled Metropolis: Lux Obscura, on Nutaku and Steam.
Metropolis: Lux Obscura is an adventure game with match-3 gameplay segments. The story tells of Jon Lockhart, a man framed for the murder of his friend. After his release from prison, he decides to return to the corrupt town he lived in before and find the true perpetrator. The game uses a motion-comic as a means of storytelling, made in an unique art style that’s sparse in color and dominated by dim tones.
During the gameplay, the player chooses where Jon will spend his time by picking from various locations on the map. Depending on when and where he goes, the story will take a different course. Sometimes Jon will get into a fight, which will play out through a game of match-3 — with each icon representing a different action. Additionally, Jon can level up, which will allow him to pick a new bad habit or disorder, amounting to a passive upgrade.
Below, the game’s Steam description, and some screenshots:
Metropolis Lux Obscura is a unique game with a film noir atmosphere, seductive wanton women, and dirty dangerous secrets. Gameplay is based on a motion comic with a non-linear plot mixed with MATCH3 puzzle fights.
This city is rotten to the core. You can’t even tell night from day in this hell where big money runs everything. And the best way to prove you’re right is with brute force.
Jon Lockhart walked through the prison gates a free man, after spending years imprisoned as the supposed murderer of an old friend. He returned once more to the city where it all started intent on figuring out who it was that framed him for the murder and make them pay in blood for the crime. It’d take some work with the key witness dead, but that just meant he’d have to flush out every rat from hiding.
Old friends and new enemies. Search for the truth, for loyalty and sanity – but all you can find here is redemption, betrayal and death. Welcome to Metropolis.
- Beautiful comic art
- Gorgeous, sexy girls
- 12 mental disorders and bad habits to unlock
- Amazing soundtrack and audio effects
- Rich and dramatic story, professionally voice acted
- An addicting match-3 puzzle battle system with upgradable traits
- Obscenity and sexism
- 4 different endings
If you decide to buy the Steam version you will need to install the decensoring patch. The files and patching instructions can be found here.