Studio Nightcap, a new Pittsburgh, PA based game studio formed by veteran game designer David Shaver (The Last of Us Part II, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Titanfall, Titanfall 2) has revealed its debut game: CRASH: Autodrive. A timely visual novel-inspired sci-fi adventure, CRASH: Autodrive puts players in the of shoes of Emily Knight, a down & out college student who must investigate a murder with three strangers after the self-driving Autocab they are in hits and kills a cyclist. As they investigate, they discover they all know the victim and all have a motive for murder – even the car’s AI.
A free demo chapter of CRASH: Autodrive called CRASH: Autodrive – Prologue is available today for free on Steam (PC). The full game launches in 2021 on PC and an unannounced console. Players who play the prologue will be able to provide feedback via an in-game form to help improve the final game.
“CRASH: Autodrive is my first game since leaving the large AAA teams and striking out on my own. I’m very excited to take all of that high quality AAA game making experience and apply it to my own smaller and more intimate games,” said David Shaver, Founder of Studio Nightcap. “I know this game is very different from previous games I’ve worked on, but I’m starting small and building up from there. My hope is that people will fall in love with the characters and be intrigued by the timely self-driving car “What if?” tale I’m telling.”
CRASH: Autodrive features a diverse cast of interesting characters, a pleasing art style, fun writing, and a bangin’ soundtrack. Players will get to know the characters, find clues, solve puzzles, and contradict lies as they unravel the mystery and explore sci-fi topics such as grey morality and what it means to be alive.
About CRASH: Autodrive
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