Week E3 not only brought a series of great revelations and showcases, but also a lot of Indie action. A game that was born earlier this week is perhaps worth a look GLITCHED, an RPG that takes a slightly different path with its story. It will make its debut on Steam this year, before landing on Switch and other systems in early 2022.
Developed by En House Studios and published by Digerati, it promises “a wild RPG full of fourth-wall entertainment.”
GLITCHED follows the story of Gus, an average NPC thrown into the role of hero when the appearance of mysterious glitches threatens the existence of his video game world. When he sets out on his adventure, he becomes aware of an invisible presence – you, the player!
With a vast world to explore, a myriad of secrets to discover, hundreds of characters to meet, countless choices to make, thousands of lines of dialogue, and the opportunity for the reader and character to form a deep bond, GLITCHED offers a wide and immersive RPG experience.
It’s been in operation in some form for several years, with the idea of first hitting lead developer Nikko Koruna when she experimented with Computer Programming 101 in High School. The experiments in those early days gave him the idea of a main character who speaks consistently and addresses the player, with the “glitched” aesthetic that is important for both the setting and the story.
It seems pretty fascinating to us, so it may be one to keep an eye on as we move into next year. Let us know what you think in the comments.