Developer Geography of Robots and indie publisher Raw Fury have released their genre-bending narrative experience, NORCO, today.
For those looking for a video game with a lot of substance and style, you’ll want to check out NORCO, the first-ever winner of the Tribeca Games Award. This work of art seeks to blend the boundaries between video games and art by creating a deeply personal and unique gaming experience. According to the developer’s website, NORCO is “a tribute to the stripmalls and swamplands of suburban Louisiana disguised as a sci-fi adventure & rooted in years of research/exploration.”
You can check out the game’s launch trailer here.
What Is NORCO?
NORCO is a point & click narrative adventure game set in a warped and twisted version of South Louisiana. You must search for your missing brother who has disappeared after your mother’s death. You’ll journey through sordid streets, stripmalls and sewers with the help of a fugitive android all while unravelling a mystery that goes far deeper than you may first assume. Here is some of what you can expect if you pick up NORCO today:
- Engross yourself in a captivating mystery that takes inspiration from real life stories and gothic fiction
- Meet a cast of nuanced characters from all walks of life
- Immerse yourself in the gorgeous pixel-art aesthetic
- Listen to the game’s phenomenal atmospheric score as you explore
Release Date & Price
NORCO is out today for Steam and PC Game Pass. If you want to pick it up on Steam it will cost you £11.39. You can also take advantage of the 15% that is running until March 31st. For those who want to try before you buy, you can play the game’s entire first act for free via the game’s Steam store page. Those who have PC Game Pass can of course download the game free of charge there.