Load your gun and leap into a gritty mob world with a streak of dark humor. Based on the hit comics series of the same name, Blue Estate Prologue is a new arcade-style first-person shooter for Windows. Designed exclusively for the Leap Motion Controller, the game is now available for $3.99 in the Airspace Store – and as part of our launch celebration, you can download it free for a limited time.
In Blue Estate Prologue, you can step into the shoes of trigger-happy mobster Tony Luciano, owner of the Smoking Barrel strip club, as he guns down his enemies. The Silk Brothers gang have abducted Cherry Popz, his best dancer, and he’ll stop at nothing to get her back. Fight your way through outlandish locations that include a burlesque show, a steam bath, and secret doors. Blow away bad guys by pointing at them, take cover by spreading out your fingers, and reload by simply swiping your finger down.
When adapting his comics series to the gaming medium, creator Viktor Kalvachev wanted to tell his characters’ stories in a new way. Along with his colleagues at indie game studio HESAW, he realized that the rail shooter genre – fixing the player’s path through the game world – would allow the edgy personalities and lush visuals of Blue Estate to shine.
“We decided to choose a rail shooter to tell a really fun story,” Viktor says, “where we can place the camera in the right way, we can create moments where you can really feel the characters. Tony Luciano is a good choice of character for the lead role with his sharp tongue and itchy trigger finger. It really is a lot of fun to play and I hope people are going to love it.”
See more of our interview with Viktor here.
The two levels in Prologue take place a year before the events in the comic book, with a full multi-level game to be released next year. Blue Estate Prologue for the Leap Motion Controller is available free for only for a limited time – so take the plunge, stay alive, and let us know about your Mafia mishaps on Facebook and Twitter.
Update 9/12/2014: The Airspace Store is now simply called the Leap Motion App Store.