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AR-K: The Great Escape, an adventure written by Gotham Central author Greg Rucka, hits Steam

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I haven’t really heard of the AR-K series of adventure games, but finding out that they’re written by Greg Rucka, one of the crime-fiction writers behind Gotham Central (a police procedural set in Gotham City, inspired by shows like The Wire and NYPD Blue), consider my interest piqued.

As Rucka explains on his Tumblr: “This is the game I’ve been working on with Gato Salvaje that I’ve been working on for the last year or more. It’s silly, it’s fun, it’s heavily inspired by the SCUMM engine games of my youth; it’s got some wonderful art, a mouthy, fearless, smart-ass protagonist, a giant bullman who isn’t Ferdinand as an accomplice, and some fun puzzles to solve.”

The Great Escape is the third instalment in the series (the previous episodes are simply sold as AR-K), but apparently The Great Escape can stand on its own as an introduction to the series.

From the press release: “The witty 3D point-and-click adventure, written by critically acclaimed comic book writer Greg Rucka, follows the adventures of Alicia, a former cop and current journalism student, as she investigates the origin of the strange Golden Sphere that has turned her life upside down.”

I dunno, nothing about that description is all that inspiring, but I’ve literally never read anything by Rucka that I didn’t enjoy. Anyone played the previous AR-K games have any insight on whether this is as cool as I hope?

The Great Escape is on sale with the original episodes for $11.69 as a bundle on Steam.