All fans of point-and-click adventure games have something to look forward to this summer because independent studio Peanut Button is set to release its upcoming virtual reality title, The Secret of Retropolis.
Set in a film noir-inspired city inhabited by robots, called Retropolis, the game puts you in the shoes of a robot detective, Philip Log, with a taste for liquor. One boring day, a famous movie star, Jenny Montage, steps in your office and gives you a job that will change your life as you uncover a sinister conspiracy in the city of robots.
Peanut Button formed in 2019, and The Secret of Retropolis is its first full-fledged VR title. The studio is run in Tel Aviv by brothers Asaf and Eyal Geva.
“We’ve always loved the world of gaming and animation, and at a young age we began to produce movies and games ourselves,” write the two brothers on their website. “In 2015 we began to create virtual reality experiences. We are driven by the desire to make a mark on the artistic language of the global Immersive media.”
If you’re familiar with classic point-in-click adventure games such as The Secret of Monkey Island, Broken Sword, Full Throttle, or Grim Fandango, then you pretty much already know what you can expect in terms of storytelling.
As far as gameplay goes, The Secret of Retropolis is designed with casual VR players in mind, featuring an immersive seated experience with intuitive controls that can be mastered in minutes.
The developers have yet to share any information about the game’s price, but we know that it will require at least Intel i3-6100, 8 GB of RAM, and NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti.