If you think of Artifex Mundi, then you will no doubt think of them as the kings of the Hidden Object genre. And whilst that is still the truth, in order to expand their developing capabilities, the team have split into smaller groups in order to deliver even more titles across a range of genres. And that is how satirical point-and-click adventure Irony Curtain has come about.
Lifting the veil on satire, Irony Curtain will arrive on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2019, delivering a hilarious take on the point and click genre with an adventure that is set in a totalitarian communist country.
And it is about now in which I need to hand over the reins of this article to the Department of Propaganda Communication as they tell you more about what to expect when Irony Curtain arrives…
“Our glorious country of Matryoshka wishes to extend an invitation to the West, and allow them to witness the glory of communism first-hand. Visitors shall be the first outsiders to bask in the light of The Leader, who is the embodiment of all that is good and not the “demon, blood-drunk butcher, or godless dictator” non-believers would have you fear.
We welcome them to explore our beautiful country and political realm by solving puzzles and minigames to understand the depth of corruption surrounding the magnanimity of our fearless leader. This sponsored visit includes a meeting with our Minister of Propaganda Communication, Vlad. The Minister’s job is completely unnecessary, but our country has zero tolerance for unemployment because it shows the West that we are stronger than them.
While our guests aren’t busy submitting themselves to unnecessary strip-searches, they will try to finagle their way through tricky scenarios using creative combinations of items. Our gorgeous, colorful hand-drawn country ensures that foreign eyes will always bask in the glory of our people and natural splendor. It is our hope that these beautiful images draw their eyes away from our impoverished wealthy citizens so they do not try to steal our secrets.”
– Department of Propaganda Communication
2019 may seem like a long way away, but it’ll be here before you know it, and that means you should keep a close eye on Irony Curtain from right now. As further details emerge, we’ll be sure to bring you it.