A brand new Nine Noir Lives trailer reveals the adventure game’s release date. The upcoming title promises to blend elements of mystery, puzzle, crime, and humor to deliver a truly unique fantasy world. Tap-and-click mystery games like Loco Motive have become a prominent part of the indie game market, and Silvernode Games will evolve the genre with Nine Noir Lives.
Nine Noir Lives seems to borrow heavily from classic pick-and-tap adventure games like Monkey Island and Grim Fandango. While these games often lack in-depth combat systems, they make up for it through interesting world-building and clever stories. The pick and tap game also features simple controls, which means any gamer can pick up a game and experience it right away. Over the years, the genre has evolved significantly with titles like Life is Strange and Telltale’s The Walking Dead introducing new mechanics and themes to keep the pick-and-tap genre fresh. Pick-and-tap adventure games aren’t always the most intense experiences, but they can be very engaging thanks to clever art writing and design.
The announced release time is September 7, 2022 for Nine Noir Lives along with the announcement trailer posted to YouTube by Silvernode Games. The game puts players in the role of cat detective Cuddles Nutterbutter as they investigate a string of murders. The game will allow players to interact with a large number of furry characters and explore Meow Meow Furringtonis across 80 beautiful hand-drawn screens. The script focuses heavily on puzzles, with crime family rival Montameeuw and Catulet being a prime example. Gamers can experience Nine Noir Lives when it arrives on PC on September 7, 2022.
Despite the long history of pick-and-tap games, developers like Silvernode Games can find ways to innovate in the genre. Hand-drawn art would be extremely difficult to incorporate in any three-dimensional action game, but the narrative-focused nature of Nine Noir Lives means that every environment can be carefully crafted and attention to every detail. Text in select-and-tap games is also often distinctive, as developers can focus on story rather than combat mechanics.
Nine Noir Lives will combine different tones as the game explores a world of “cats, gangs and criminals”. This unique indie title is brimming with fun puzzles and stunning visuals, with the unique take on a private investigator cat sure to make for a memorable pick and tap adventure.