The rise of digital distribution for video games has allowed for many older genres to receive a renascence, with the 8-bit styled platformer Shovel Knight being a prime example. Wadjet Eye Games has also taken advantage of this adaption in the market, allowing them to create several award-winning point and click adventure games that might otherwise be lost in the race to reach the top of the charts. After the success of the Blackwell series, the developer has opted to continue the theme of supernatural investigation with Unavowed, which is available today for PC via Steam, GOG and Wadjet Eye Games official website.
The game begins on a stormy night in New York, where a makeshift exorcism frees the protagonist from a yearlong demonic possession. The demon in question unfortunately escapes capture, and the shocking truth of it’s actions are explained to you by two members of a secret organisation named the Unavowed. During the exorcism, you choose your name and gender, as well as your occupation, which allows for a distinct range of branching narratives which are often ignored in point and click adventure games. Each occupation has its own unique prologue, and the resulting choices unlock exclusive dialogue options which can help or hinder your cause later in the game.