Pipette Inc is an independent studio based in Belgium since June 2015. All of our future games will share 3 characteristics.
They will challenge the traditionnal vision of our society. By being provocative, rebellious, intriguing, unapologetic, and crazy.
If everything is political, then why not games!
A unique graphic style. Belgium is a rich land when it comes to graphic design, so our games will experiment a lot with 2D graphics.
The player will face moral dilemmas and tough choices.
And they could contain bits of mindless violence from time to time…
Hi! My name is Thierry and I’m an independent gamedev from Belgium.
I’ve got a master degree in History, and one in Corporate Communications. After my studies, I made some short games and then decided to found my own video game company.
I learned to program and to draw –or at least I pretend I have- and I’m now working full time on the The Man Came Around, my first commercial title. Which is super cool and sometimes stressful.
Apart from that, I’m an incorrigible leftist, a mediocre gamer and a pro-wrestling fan.
Committed and unforgiving, The Man Came Around is a survival game filled with though choices in a time of crisis. A political fable about exile, hardships and the collapse of democracy.
Occida, one of the most powerful nation of the world, is shaken by mass protests met by brutal repression. As the fight between The Many -an activist organisation- and the government intensifies, the country is rapidly falling into dictatorship.
Play five citizens trying to leave this mess.
Your only hope is to cross the Northern Border, a heavily guarded fence lost in the middle of the mountains.
You’ll face grave dangers during your trip, between the deadly elements and the corrupt cops. Manage your scarce resources, take tough decisions and make the best of your group abilities to escape this lethal maze.
But remember: sometimes staying alive is not the same as doing the right thing… Will you sacrifice your principles in order to survive?
Political fable: The story explores how a democratic system can fall, ruined by special interests. And asks the crucial question: How could it happen?
Moral Choices: Sacrificing a member, making shady deals or letting innocents die in order to survive... Those choices will impact the story!
Group Survival: Permadeath for the characters! It’s up to you to finish the game with five or only one survivor.
Trauma System: Stress and guilt will impact your characters’ psyche.
Unique Graphic Style: 2D handcrafted speed painting.
THE MAN CAME AROUND
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