Factsheet

Developer

XGen Studios
XGen Studios

Additional Funding Support

Canada Media Fund
Canada Media Fund

Release Date

July 26, 2017

Platforms

PC & Mac (Steam)

Website

TheLowRoad.com

Regular Price

USD $14.99

Description

1976.
Noomi Kovacs—an overeager graduate of the LeCarre Institute for Exceptional Spies (L.I.E.S)—has just landed her first job at Penderbrook Motors’ Division of Outside Intelligence. Confined to an office and underestimated by her gruff supervisor—a disgraced former government agent named Turn—Noomi will have to exploit her colleagues and surroundings to help further her dream of becoming a globetrotting secret agent. Once in the field, Noomi and Turn begin to realize that their company’s dogged pursuit of their rivals extend to something far more sinister than “healthy competition” and the two will be forced to reconsider the paths they’ve chosen. Lying, blackmail, and emotional manipulation will become Noomi and Turn’s greatest assets as they make their way through…The Low Road.

Set in the world of the 1970s automobile industry, "The Low Road" is a point-and-click graphic adventure game which follows a team of corporate spies dedicated to the protection (and appropriation) of game-changing industry secrets. Sporting a unique visual style inspired by gouache paintings and a pulsating experimental score, "The Low Road" will captivate players through intricate puzzles, branching moral dilemmas, and a quirky cast of memorable characters.

History

Beginnings

The Low Road started in early 2014 as a shared vision between Xgen Studios founder and former CEO, Skye Boyes and Xgen Art Director Scott Carmichael.  Following the launch of 2013's couch co-op digging adventure game, Super Motherload, Skye wanted to attempt a bold departure from XGen's previous titles. Skye knew that combining Scott's unique artistic style and direction with Eric Cheng's creative desire to meld live-theatre inspired audio with an all-original 1970s-inspired soundtrack could result in an exceptional point-and-click video game. In March 2015, Skye successfully secured competitive funding support from the Canada Media Fund.

And then...

The team started to evolve quickly, acquiring Lead Programmer Jed Lang in November 2014; and award-winning playwright Leif Oleson-Cormack as the game's Narrative Designer in March 2015. In October of 2015, during the midst of the game's development, the team suffered a tragic loss when Skye Boyes suddenly passed away. Not only did XGen lose a boss, they also lost a friend, mentor, and a fearlessly visionary leader. Skye’s passing was a massive blow for the XGen team and an unexpected hurdle in the development of The Low Road. Kaelyn Boyes, Skye’s wife assumed ownership of XGen Studios and project leadership of The Low Road. Drawing from Skye's vision and the resources he had put in place, the XGen team came together for each other during this unhappy time and continued forward. XGen Studios and The Low Road would not continue to exist if not for the team Skye carefully cultivated.

XGen Studios celebrated its 16-year anniversary in January of 2017 and is thrilled to be launching The Low Road on July 26, 2017.  We believe it will be one of our biggest and best titles to date!

Features

Key Features:

Videos

Images

Logo & Icon

The Low Road Logo - Color

Awards & Recognition

Selected Articles

Additional Links

The Low Road Gameplay Trailer

Gameplay from Chapter 1 of XGen Studios' The Low Road

About XGen Studios

XGen Studios is small studio based out of Edmonton, Canada. XGen was founded by Skye Boyes and is now lead by Kaelyn Boyes.

More information on XGen Studios, our logo & relevant media are available here.

The Low Road Credits

In memory of Skye Boyes (1982 - 2015), CEO & Founder of XGen Studios
Skye Boyes Co-Creator
Scott Carmichael Co-Creator & Visuals
Kaelyn Boyes Production
Jed Lang Programming
Leif Oleson-Cormack Narrative Designer
Eric Cheng Music, Sound & Voice Direction
Robyn Dubuc Animation & Technical Art
Logan Foster Animation
Jordan Dubuc Operations
David Pankratz Quality Assurance
Voice Talent
Emily Bachynski Noomi Kovacs
Chris Bell Barney “Turn” Turner
Raphaelle Standell Lacey Mendoza
Graham Nichol Sebastian Cartwright
Jim Cuming Hab Applecot
Henry Campbell Horace Hayes
Claire Jelinek Cynthia Bellows
Leif Oleson-Cormack Thornton Penderbrook
Doug Hoyer Arthur Penderbrook
Aidan Lucas-Buckland Chester Nagler
Celia Fogel Oona Magritte
Sheena Rossiter Jeanne Willoughsby
Ian Meltzer Docillio Theatre Usher
Julia Ogilvie Docillio Keymaster
Jacqueline Guay Young Docillite
Mitch Holtby Docillio MC
David Pankratz BCI Receptionist
Special Thanks
Breanne McEachren
Dave Chan
Susan Wright
Don Thacker
Pixel Jam
XGen Studios Fans
Friends and Family
© 2017 XGen Studios

Contact

Inquiries

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Twitter

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Web

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