Genesis Noir is an adventure game that takes place before, during, and after The Big Bang. A cosmic gunshot expands towards the heart of a god and you must explore the universe, seeking clues on how creation might be undone.
Genesis Noir is a creation myth and a film noir. A love triangle erupts between No Man, a watch peddler stuck in a deterministic hell, Golden Boy, a narcissistic artist who loves to create and destroy, and Miss Mass, an alluring jazz singer who attracts all who come close. The Big Bang results and history begins!
From the birth of stars to the emergence of life and beyond, you’ll explore the deadly Big Bang. This wide range of settings is presented in black and white, paying homage to the contrast of classic film noir photography. Hand drawn 2D animation and 3D environments are combined to create beautiful transitions between scenes of cosmic scale and the tiniest clues for your investigation.
With a focus on tactile puzzles and exploration, you’ll experiment with objects in small slivers of the universe to discover how they can be manipulated to progress your investigation. Dial a rotary phone; destroy a civilization; plant a garden; improvise with a musician; create life — all in your search for a way to save Miss Mass.
Like any good noir film, Genesis Noir is filled with a bopping jazz soundtrack, sounds of silent streets, and the ambiance of cosmic microwave background. You might even play a tune or two yourself.
We’ve been working really hard on Genesis Noir and are happy to announce you can help destroy The Big Bang starting today! It’s been tremendously fun learning about astrophysics, classic film, human history, and science fiction to create a pulpy story with touches of existentialism and we hope you enjoy playing Genesis Noir as much as we loved making it!
You play as No Man, a watch peddler caught in a love triangle with other cosmic beings, Miss Mass and Golden Boy. When your affair turns into a bitter confrontation, you will witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to prevent or destroy creation and save your love.