It’s by the same guys behind the classic ‘Shadowgate’ and it looks very indie indeed.
‘Argonus and the Gods of Stone’ is, as we’re told ‘A love-letter to the iconic Ray Harryhausen fantasy films of yesteryear’, set on an ancient Greek island full of danger and puzzles. Featuring the voice talents of Betsy Brantley (The Princess Bride, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Argonus comes from an adventure game pedigree stretching all the way back to the N64 days.
Set in a world inspired by Greek myths and heroes, players take on the role of Argonus, a cartographer and historian, who has been washed up and stranded on a mysterious island within the vast expanse of the Aegean Sea. The mighty ship Argo is in ruins and Argonus must not only discover the fate of the storied Argonauts but find an escape from the cursed isle as well. With a guardian goddess leading him, Argonus embarks on an adventure filled with mystery and peril as he risks succumbing to an evil that threatens to bring his world to ruin.
Coming from a studio so known for their classic adventure games, Argonus is surely set to deliver something with a meaty story and some classic inventor-puzzle action. According to our press release, players can expect a fully-realised soundtrack by Rich Douglas (Shadowgate, Day of Infamy, Stranger Things: The Game), a modernised command and inventory system, and full steam integration including 20 achievements.
If this sounds like the kind of thing that gets your sails blowing, you can take a look at its Steam page now.