Wadjet Eye Games' Acclaimed Retro Adventure Gemini Rue Comes to Steam

NEW YORK - October 26, 2011 - Wadjet Eye Games, a developer and publisher of retro-styled games, is pleased to announce that their acclaimed adventure Gemini Rue is now on Steam. Regularly priced at $9.99, this award-winning PC game from indie developer Joshua Nuernberger is on sale for 15% off ($8.49) through November 2.

Gemini Rue explores the intertwined fates of two very different men, ex-assassin Azriel Odin and hospital inmate Delta-Six, who are struggling under the corrupt Boryokudan crime syndicate in a bleak, dystopian future. Through story- and puzzle-based gameplay that alternates between these characters, players must uncover the secrets both are hiding and uncover the bond between them. Inspired by the classic adventure games of Sierra and LucasArts, Gemini Rue has a point and click interface, hand-painted backgrounds, professional voice acting, and optional in-game commentary. Plus, the Steam version includes two new features: cloud save support and 15 in-game achievements.

"I can't begin to say how excited we are to have Gemini Rue on Steam. We've worked very hard to get here and the support from hardcore gamers has been invaluable," says Wadjet Eye's CEO Dave Gilbert. "For an indie point and click adventure to get the amount of attention Gemini Rue has is a great honor, and it shows that there's a lot of life in this genre yet!"

After winning the Independent Game Festival Student Showcase award in 2010, Gemini Rue was widely praised upon its February 2011 release and earned an 86% average review score on GameRankings.com. IGN gave Gemini Rue an Editor's Choice award, maintaining that its "cleverly designed puzzles, amusing dialog [and] gripping storyline will keep you riveted until the end." Wired.com's Game|Life blog called Gemini Rue "a dark, captivating story that evokes memories of Blade Runner," and Eurogamer commended the game's retro feel: "[If you] hanker after an adventure that remembers exactly the way things were, Gemini Rue demands your attention."

To learn more about Gemini Rue or purchase the game from Steam, visit: http://store.steampowered.com/app/80310/

About Joshua Nuernberger

Joshua Nuernberger is an undergraduate student at UCLA interested in illustration, narrative, film, and gaming. He has created several independent games using the Adventure Game Studio engine, including La Croix Pan and Chatroom. His first commercial game, Gemini Rue, was showcased at IndieCade @ E3, the Indie Games Arcade, and the Independent Game Festival, where it won a Student Showcase award in 2010. He maintains a game development and analysis blog at http://jburger.blogspot.com.

About Wadjet Eye Games

Founded in 2006, Wadjet Eye Games has developed a reputation for producing award winning and critically acclaimed adventure games for the PC. Committed to creating unique character-driven game experiences around recognizable brands, Wadjet Eye has recently expanded to support and publish games by other independent developers. The company's award-winning portfolio includes The Shivah and the Blackwell series, both of which have garnered Game Developers Choice nominations, Puzzle Bots, which was selected for the Penny Arcade Expo's PAX 10 showcase, and IGF Student Showcase winner Gemini Rue. For more information, visit http://www.wadjeteyegames.com.

About Steam

Steam, created by Valve Corporation, is the leading platform for PC and Mac games and digital entertainment, serving over 1500 games to over 35 million active users worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.steamgames.com.


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