Sydney-based developer Epiphany Games announced Majestic Nights: Season One today, bringing a vision of the 1980s where all conspiracy theories actually pay out, instead of returning an abundance of Ancient Aliens one-off documentaries.
Australia has been doing great things with film and music, lately, so it's about time we saw some more interesting game development from the region. With a solid idea and engaging teaser trailer, here's hoping this one lives up to its potential.
An accompanying sample from the game's soundtrack has been released on Soundcloud. Full announcement and screens below:
Sydney, 23rd July 2014 – Epiphany Games announces the debut season of its RPG series Majestic Nights, an episodic role-playing-thriller set in an alternate 1980s where all conspiracy theories, past and present, are True.
You play as Cardholder: an intelligence operative who may or may not have been present at — or even responsible for — many of the biggest conspiracy events in history; and Cal, a humble Private Investigator whose own past is shrouded in secrets unknown even to herself.
“What people don’t understand about the moon landing is that all the conspiracy theorists are totally correct,” said Morgan Lean, CEO of Epiphany Games. “People walk around knowing all the facts and yet not seeing the Truth. So if the only way to package the actual reality of the situation is as entertainment, then it’s our responsibility to do exactly that!”
With fast, light mechanics, the game has been developed to engross players in a shadowy world of conspiracy with an over-the-top 1980s aesthetic. Players will use wits, stealth and sometimes even a little force to investigate, explore, and acquire ever more clues for their big string-covered wall of conspiracies.
“We wanted to create a game that was simple to play and just let people dive into the story,” said Sam Jensen, lead designer. “The story and the world are the forefront of this game – they’re the star of the show and we want everything the game does to support that.”
Season One of Majestic Nights takes place over six chapters, which work as a complete story or as standalone experiences. ‘Chapter Zero – Sunset After Dark’, a prologue to the series, will be made available for free. Each subsequent chapter of the core series will be paid, and season passes will also be available.
About Epiphany Games
Epiphany Games was started in Sydney in 2004 by CEO Morgan Lean and CTO Damien Lee. It was established with the intention to be the best game and technology development studio in Australia, and eventually one of the best in the world. Ours is a highly talented and motivated team, with development capabilities on all platforms – PC, mobile and all consoles. We love what we do, and we do it very well. Its previous games have included Runic Rumble and Frozen Hearth.