1954: Alcatraz is an adventure game developed by Irresponsible Games and published by Daedalic Entertainment. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in 2014.
The game is set in 1954 and follows the story of Joe, a man who is serving a 40-year sentence in Alcatraz for a heist on an armored truck. The loot from the heist is still hidden out there, and only Joe knows where it is. In the streets of San Francisco, Joe’s ex-accomplices and his wife are eager to find the stolen money. Who will get their hands on the dough?
Players control both Joe and his wife Christine, and must make choices that will affect the outcome of the story. The game features challenging puzzles, a mature crime story with a dynamic plot and various possible outcomes, and a whole bunch of shady characters. The cinematic San Francisco of the 1950s, caught in a gritty comic style is a harsh place. But it’s also a place where 1954: Alcatraz can also pay homage to history and zeitgeist, in form of the Beatnik culture and other contemporary themes.
1954: Alcatraz was praised for its atmosphere, story, and characters. It was nominated for several awards, including the Adventure Game of the Year award at the 2014 German Developer Awards.
If you’re a fan of adventure games, 1954: Alcatraz is definitely worth checking out. It’s a well-made game with a great story and plenty of replay value.
Here are some additional details about the game:
- The game is played from a point-and-click perspective.
- There are over 50 puzzles to solve.
- The game features a branching storyline with multiple endings.
- The game is set in a 1950s San Francisco that is both gritty and cinematic.
- The game features a cast of memorable characters, both good and bad.
If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding adventure game, then 1954: Alcatraz is definitely worth checking out.