Taxi Journey Needs Your Fare
Indie Studio Lexis Numérique has made a few games in its twenty years including 2004 Adventure Game of the Year Missing: Since January and now they are making a new game to add to their collection.
Taxi Journey is a puzzle/adventure game that took its inspiration from games like Limbo or Machinarium.
The game combines three main elements which are charm, mystery and humor to bring gamers a side-scrolling game that is not only fun but that it focuses on story and character development. They want you to become emotionally attached to these characters, though hopefully not to rip your heart out later.
You play Gino the cab driver that meets a young girl in a dark forest and start their journey to solve puzzles across the unique world. Gino is a broke cabby but he has some special powers like being able to use his fishing pole to carry objects like a light post as displayed in the Kickstarter video.
The little girl character can carry immaterial objects such as energy, which is part of the reason why, I’m sure, that Gino rides in a taxi with a little girl all day; who would kick out a girl with powers like that?
They need you help to get funding
The project was placed on Kickstarter just 3 days ago and has $14,606 out of its $130,000 goal. The funding period for this game will end October 12, 2013. Overall it looks like a fun game and their concept art looks amazing.
Taxi Journey will be made for the Wii U and PC if they reach their initial goal but with plans to include Mac, Linux, iPad, Android, PS Vita, PSN and Xbox Live versions should they reach all five of the stretch goals totaling $320,000.