Ghoul Britannia: Land of Hope and Gorey, er et point-and-click eventyr hvor Brexit forårsager den store zombie apokalypse. Det rammer Steam i Early Access 9. oktober til en pris på ca. 100 kr. Det indeholder de første fem satiriske afsnit med yderligere 5 afsnit i 2020.
Developed by Binary Space and written by Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars and Johannes Cabal author Jonathan L. Howard, Ghoul Britannia follows the story of Hope Andrews, a young woman separated from her family when the isolationist government’s dangerous plan to revive its failing economy goes awry.
To bolster a workforce left badly depleted by a disastrous departure from the European Union, Brexiteers come up with an ingenious plan to exploit the dead and invite families to sell their deceased loved ones into state servitude. Reanimated as “Extended Labor Units” (ELUs) and tasked with menial labor, the dead take on jobs most Britons find undesirable
Naturally, it all goes horribly wrong. The device controlling the ELUs fails, causing a nationwide plague of the undead. Society quickly crumbles and forces those left alive to struggle for survival. But not all ELUs are mindless killers. On Hope’s journey home to reunite with her family, she happens upon Dave Gorey, a former ELU spokesperson turned sentient zombie, who offers help in Hope’s quest as he tries to discover how the theoretically impossible disaster occurred.
What unfolds is a bloodcurdling tale of friendship and discovery infected with black humor and political commentary wrapped up in a classic point-and-click adventure experience.
“Ghoul Britannia employs a fantastical situation and our team’s dark sense of humor to reflect on the times we’re living in,” said Saxon Druce, founder, Binary Space. “We’re excited to share the game’s first act and see how our audience’s feedback shapes the full experience.”