Following the official announcement of Blue Estate earlier this month, a new title designed exclusively for the forthcoming Leap Motion controller for PC, developers HESAW have revealed a question and answer (Q&A) session revealing more details on the videogame. Blue Estate is based on the comic book series of the same name, and this new Q&A reveals exactly how the videogame ties into the story.
Blue Estate is set to launch alongside the Leap Motion input device for PC, though now release date has yet been announced. The Q&A follows below, verbatim from HESAW, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Blue Estate.
What are the story and the background of Blue Estate?
Blue Estate the Game is based on the critically acclaimed and award-nominated graphic novel, created by Viktor Kalvachev and Kosta Yanev.
In a Tarantinoesque noir style narrative, a clueless private eye stumbles into tense relations between several LA crime organizations.
Blue Estate is a high-octane adrenalin mix of violent comedy, tangled alliances, mistaken identities, desperate heroes, ruthless villains, bad decisions and maximum firepower.
What are the differences with the comic book?
The game is a prequel of Blue Estate Season 1.
It tells the story of the fall of Tony Luciano – firstborn and only son of LA mob boss Don Luciano- who fails from childhood to live up to his father’s expectations.
And the rise of Clarence – a former navy seal looking for a fresh start in a world of bad decisions. Clarence is surrounded by a maze of incompetent psychopaths who cause and exacerbate problems that only he can solve.
Tony shoots his way into all-out war with the Sik Brothers gang when he rescues Cherry Popz.
Clarence has to end the war.
The more Tony gets into trouble the more he resents his father’s trust in Clarence’s ability to clean up the aftermath.
There are lots of humoristic situations in the game, how the player will interact with those scenes?
The game’s context is serious: you’re the front lines of a mafia war!
The humor comes from the absurdity of our characters and how they handle these serious situations. The effect, hopefully, is to give a unique and fun vantage into a rail shooter world.
Tony’s got twice as much arrogance and half the brains his father has. He takes simple situations and inevitably decides he has a better plan than what his orders would indicate. We end up with a hare-brained scheme that fails at its initial goal and brings heaven and earth down on his father’s business instead.
Why a rail shooter game? Who are the developers behind it?
A rail shooter gives us an opportunity to tell better stories through cinematic gameplay and to choreograph unique sequences for maximum impact.
The game is developed by HESAW, a new independent studio comprised of industry veterans (Darkworks, Ubisoft, etc.) based in Paris, France.
What will be the Prologue?
The Prologue introduces you to the Blue Estate universe by allowing you to play the first two levels as the belligerent Tony Luciano looking to find Cherry Popz who was abducted by the Sik Brothers gang.
The player will experience the smoothness of motion control in a rail shooter, a fight for your life with only one finger against the most absurd and dangerous obstacles through a burlesque show, a steam bath, secret doors, dangerous mops. And an uncooperative hairstyle that might just get Tony Luciano killed a dozen times over by the crashing waves of bullets and swords between him and survival.
You can track your efficiency with a scoring system that lets you measure your success in pounds of bullets.
What will be rating age?