As I’ve been mentioning on social media for a while now, we have submitted a game for the IGMC 2015 contest. The game is a prequel to the one we released for the WAG Challenge, In Over Their Heads. BTW, you can watch about a minute of the opening in a Let’s Play style video, being played by a Jupiter Hadley.
The IGMC game is called A Desperate Mother’s Love. The story follows Roy, the detective from In Over Their Heads, earlier in his career when he is hired by a Hispanic woman to recover her kidnapped daughter. A pretty simple job, just trade the ransom money for the girl. But there’s a catch! The mother borrowed the money from the mafia and can’t pay it back, so Roy has to get the girl…then track the kidnapper and get back the money.
Roy decides to hire some help, but in 1930 USA the only people he can find willing to work for the limited pay he’s offering is an unemployed university graduate, Angie, and a down-on-her-luck former socialite, Vonnie. Roy quickly begins to realize that there’s more to the story than he’s being told.
With two endings an a few branching decisions in between, there’s some replay value, just like In Over Their Heads. The game’s available for download from the contest site that I’ll link to again, for good measure, and of course it’s available for free.
A couple of our favorite voice actors returned to help out on this project, Cary and Sara, whom you may remember as Yachiro and the Narrator from the Audio Trailer for the first story in Escort.
If you feel up to it, go to the contest page and give us a vote (requires registering an account), play the game a bit, and comment on it a bit.
BTW, the anniversary was good. We went for a little dinner cruise on the river. The food was good, the sights were see-worthy (haha, get it?), and the company was spectacular!