The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is on Kickstarter
Melbourne Devs, Beethoven and Dinosaur, have launched launch their first beautiful, hallucinogenic adventure on Kickstarter.
The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is a narrative driven, platforming, action adventure, music sampling, guitar playing, laser-light-show kind of game that’s won the Unreal Developer’s Grant, been Greenlit on Steam, and made the front page of reddit.
On the eve of his first performance Francis Vendetti battles with the legacy of a dead folk singer and the cosmic wanderings of his own imagination.
Francis’s uncle, Johnson Vendetti, is a cultural megalith. His best album, Pines, hovers in the realm of untouchables. But while his uncle’s music rests in the green (very real) acreage of Calypso, Colorado, Francis’s music is born behind closed eyes, in a tempest of starlight and fantasy.
After encounters with Violetta, a laser artist returning home from California, and Lightman, proprietor of Lightman’s Reptile and Telescope Emporium, Francis understands he must leave his everyday self behind… and become someone else entirely. With the help of his new friends, Francis ventures across the multiverse in search of his new persona, what it means to wear masks, and the worlds artists can construct around their core medium.
You can check out the Kickstarter page HERE.
You can jam with an in-browser teaser of Francis Vendetti’s sample mechanic, HERE.