The second act of Kentucky Route Zero, Cardboard Computers’ adventure game that won the Excellence in Visual Art at this year’s IGF is due out in April the developer has revealed. Cardboard are sticking with a three-month schedule for releasing new content, which means act 3 will be in July, act 4 in October, and the finale in January of next year.
Kentucky Route Zero is a five-act game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. According to Cardboard Computers gameplay is inspired by point-and-click adventure games (like the classic Monkey Island or King’s Quest series, or more recently Telltale’s Walking Dead series), but focuses more on characterization, atmosphere and storytelling rather than clever puzzles or challenges of skill. Unlike mainstream games, Kentucky Route Zero doesn’t force you to speed-run the game.
“Kentucky Route Zero manages to engage you to its premise, and unlike other episodic game’s it makes it impossible to predict what will come next. With such a great first entry expectations are now high and with four more acts set to be released over the course of 2013 we will sit and wait to see if Kentucky Route Zero manages to maintain or even exceed the momentum that was successfully created.”we wrote upon reviewing the game.
You can purchase the Kentucky Route Zero from Steam.