Some more great (and all time lowest) prices from the Epic store for some interesting and fun indie games.
Chicken Police - Paint it Red!: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/chicken-police-paint...
Knight Squad 2: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/knight-squad-2
From the website: Backbone:
Backbone is a post-noir roleplaying detective adventure, in which you step into the shoes of raccoon private investigator, Howard Lotor, and explore dystopian Vancouver, BC, beautifully rendered in high resolution pixel art.
After years of small-time cases, lonely evenings, and just barely scraping by, Howard Lotor is swept into a job quite unlike any other before it. What starts as a menial case slowly unravels into something much darker, pitting Howard against the oppressive, systemic power hierarchies of the City itself.
Backbone's gameplay is a modern take on the classic point-and-click adventure, featuring stealth, exploration, and elaborate dialogues inspired by old school CRPGs.
As Howard, you will:
• Make meaningful connections with a diverse cast of characters in pursuit of truth
• Explore both flourishing and decaying districts of a now walled-off Vancouver
• Uncover clues and collect evidence
• Solve puzzles and sneak around
• Be a raccoon
- Post-noir dystopia
Backbone’s Vancouver is a dangerous place, bleak and dreary, but not entirely without hope. It’s a tale of a cold and existentialist world, interspersed with genuine connections and a bruised but undying drive to make a difference. Everyone wants to change the world, but not always for the better.
- Stunning visuals
The breathtaking combination of high-resolution pixel art and 3D effects like dynamic lighting, pouring rain, volumetric fog and neon lights bring the sprawling city to life.
- Evocative and unforgettable soundtrack
An original soundtrack by Danshin and Arooj Aftab is expertly crafted to create a cinematic, atmospheric, and simply jaw-dropping soundscape. You’ve never heard dystopian doom jazz quite like this.
From the website: Chicken Police:
Chicken Police - Paint it RED! is a narrative-driven noir adventure with a complex interrogation system and mystery-solving detective gameplay.
- A thrilling, rich storyline with a classic film-noir twist
- Professional voiceover with more than 8 hours of spoken dialogue!
- A carefully crafted, unique and "colorful" world
- A complex interrogation system
- 30 fully voiced characters
- A cinematic film-noir experience with more than 20 cutscenes!
- Lots of clues, information, and collectibles to find
- And a beautiful original soundtrack
A mysterious Dame…
A strange case…
and the wildest cops of the Wilderness!
MEET THE CHICKEN POLICE
Sonny Featherland and Marty MacChicken were once a legendary detective-duo, the Chicken Police. But that was almost a decade ago, and time had passed them by… Now, Sonny is just a semi-alcoholic wreck of a bird on his paid leave, while Marty still hides behind the facade of a star-detective. During their last case, they nearly killed each other, and they haven't spoken ever since…
Now Sonny and Marty are forced to work together on a case that's weirder and wilder than anything they've ever encountered before!
NARRATIVE-DRIVEN, DETECTIVE GAMEPLAY
Chicken Police is a story-rich, dialogue-heavy adventure, combining elements of the visual novels and classic adventure games. The game has more than 30 characters to talk to, with some having to be seriously interrogated.
Collect tons of clues, evidence, and highly sensitive personal information from the shady characters of Clawville to use ruthlessly against them!
EXPLORE THE CITY OF CLAWVILLE (again, and again…)
There are more than 30 places to visit and some of them will change several times during the story. You can return to previous locations on several occasions to find hidden secrets, meet new characters, or gather information about the world and its inhabitants.
A CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE
Chicken Police has a weirdly-stunning visual style made with the usage of real photos and photo-realistic 3D backgrounds, inspired by classic film-noir movies like The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity or Gilda and games like Grim Fandango, Policenauts, Snatcher, L.A.Noire, Aviary Attorney or the Tex Murphy series. The game was also heavily influenced by animated features like Porco Rosso, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and the series: BoJack Horseman.
The noir mood is enhanced by an original musical score, backed up by professional voice acting from the studio that brought you the voices of The Wolf Among Us, Horizon Zero Dawn and Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide 2.
The game is 100% voice-acted with more than 8+ hours of spoken dialogue!
CLAWVILLE NEVER SLEEPS
"This city never sleeps - they say.
Maybe that's why it is so cranky all the time."
The city of Clawville was built as an Edenic place, where predators and prey can live in peace. But the dream remained just a dream while Clawville slowly became the darkest corner of all the Wilderness.
Chicken Police is a satire, which recalls the mood and atmosphere of the 40's film-noir classics, and as the best noirs and hardboiled detective stories, it's so gritty and hopeless, that it can only be served with a lot of cynical humor…
Knight Squad 2:
Knight Squad 2 heralds the return of a beloved multiplayer game anyone can play and enjoy. This time, the cartoonish characters have even more modes to fight in and wilder weapons to fight with.
Local + Online cross-platform multiplayer
Gather friends and/or challenge strangers no matter what platforms they play on.
Ridiculous amount of game modes
Brawl in a battle royale, capture the Grail, push the payload, hunt for souls and much much more.
Turn up the chaos by enabling the slippery floor, exploding corpses or mixing up the starter weapons and upgrades.
Original deal: $15 off Coupon (Min $22.99 Spend) @ Epic Games