“BUCK” — A Grim Indie Adventure’s Pre-Alpha!

So far the PR Hound has never let me down when it comes to keeping me in the loop on some cool indie titles, and Wave Interactive’s BUCK is certainly no exception to this pattern.

BUCK is a serious, dark, and grim indie adventure that isn’t due for release until Q2 2017, but thankfully I was given access to the game’s development build, and so in the video included here you’re seeing footage of the game in a Pre-Alpha stage. This build featured approximately 30 minutes of gameplay, but I really like what I’ve seen so far. The artwork is simply fantastic (they do A LOT with the hand-drawn aesthetic this game has), the voice acting is good (but could use a bit of work in a couple spots), and the gameplay is pretty much spot-on. It’s also a game where you know there’s a pretty deep backstory to everything because the landscape and overall tone leads you to think so, but it isn’t just thrown into your face – you’re really going to have to press on to find out more.

Meanwhile, although this game is nearly a year away, you can check out its KickStarter and support the project, as well as get additional news as the game develops.

You can also follow them on Steam, too, and keep apprised of Early Access whenever it becomes available!

Either way, BUCK is looking pretty solid – I’m excited to see how it develops!

Jessica Brown

Retro Games and Technology Editor. She'll beat pretty much every Mega Man game without breaking a sweat.