E3 2018: Night Call is a taxi driving game and a noir mystery all at once

Night Call has you playing as a Parisian cabbie trying to solve a murder mystery while ferrying passengers. And naturally, it’s in black-and-white.

It may not have been the first cab-driving game unveiled at the PC Gaming Show this year, but Night Call certainly didn’t fail to impress. Set in the dark and moody nights of modern-day Paris, Night Call has you chatting up passengers and figuring out which of them is a serial killer.

Complicating matters is the mechanic by which every playthrough will have a different culprit, so you’ll have to be careful who you point fingers at. And then there is, of course, the small matter of making money to survive.

Check out the trailer below:

Night Call is being developed by two studios based in Lyon, France: MonkeyMoon and BlackMuffin Studio. Publishing the game is Raw Fury, which also revealed the striking Sable at the same show.

Here’s the game’s blurb:

Night Call is an investigative noire game with two goals: solve a murder mystery and make enough money to pay your bills. Your shift starts at night and ends at daybreak, as you try to earn enough to pay for your cab, your apartment, and just make a living. But when the police investigation gets nowhere, the officer in charge forces you to help by doing what you do best: getting passengers to talk in the little time that you have their attention.

The game is expected to release sometime in early 2019. Confirmed platforms are PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. Check out the official website here, and the Steam page here.

Blimey, is talk-to-passengers-as-a-cabbie the next big indie genre? Battle Royale had better watch out! Check out Neo Cab for more talking while driving. Don’t have a driving license? Consider serving up cyberpunk drinks in VA-11 HALL-A.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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