Friends List: Is Kentucky Route Zero game of the year?

This month, we'll be interviewing co-workers about the games they believe deserve the title of Game of the Year. Today on Friends List Editor-at-Large Chris Plante asks Features Writer Charlie Hall: Is the game of the year Kentucky Route Zero? The episode will begin at 2 p.m. ET (or thereabouts!) and will be available via YouTube following the recording. Enjoy Friends List anywhere, anytime: Bookmark the Friends List video page. Subscribe to the audio-only podcast: Friends List on iTunes. Download our theme song, "Hangout" by Tolecover.


Cooperatives: Kentucky Route Zero

Kentucky Route Zero, a throwback to the point-and-click adventure games of yore, does away with the needless and confusing puzzles that made that genre a chore. Free from challenge, the result is an interactive story that washes over the player like a good album or book. Kentucky Route Zero is short and weird and calls to mind David Lynch and this children's book I imagine half of America has read. Like its adventure game cousin The Walking Dead, Kentucky Route Zero is broken into acts, each released via a separate download over the course of a few months. So, the story has just begun. And that's all I'll say. We dance around spoilers in this week's Cooperatives, because the game — like a good ghost story — is best experienced without much foreknowledge. In fact, before you watch this...


Kentucky Route Zero trailer oozes with atmosphere

A new trailer for Kentucky Route Zero, a game whose developers at Cardboard Computer describe as a "magic realist adventure game," shows off the new art style implemented by artist Tamas Kemenczy. Kentucky Route Zero has been in development for about two years; Kemenczy and his development partner, Jake Elliott, put the title on Kickstarter in January 2011, where they were able to exceed their $6,500 funding goal. With an original electronic soundtrack by Ben Babbitt, and hymns and bluegrass standards covered by The Bedquilt Ramblers, Kentucky Route Zero seems well-equipped to deliver its quiet, slow-paced story about a secret highway in the Bluegrass State "and the mysterious folks who travel it." Cardboard Computer plans to release Kentucky Route Zero in five acts on PC and Mac,...

Kentucky Route Zero Releases
North America
  • Windows
    • Released 01/07/2013
    • Publisher Cardboard Computer
    • Developer Cardboard Computer
  • Mac
    • Released 01/07/2013
    • Publisher Cardboard Computer
    • Developer Cardboard Computer
  • Linux
    • Publisher Cardboard Computer
    • Developer Cardboard Computer
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