EDGAR: The Great Victorian Adventure
Upcoming indie game EDGAR from Wrought Iron Games

“There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.” – Edgar Allan Poe

Hark! Direct your attention to this gothic adventure platformer featuring Edgar Allan Poe battling through Victorian London to rescue his wife from Jack the Ripper. Described by its creators as “a 2D lootfest with heavy influences from Gothic literature”, EDGAR’s alternate history of vampires, supernatural strangeness, and tuberculosis vagrants is sure to be a fun romp.

To save his wife, Edgar will arm himself with two of a variety of weapons, player’s choice of ranged or melee. Enemies will follow distinct attack patterns to force the player to adapt the appropriate tactics for each battle. Collectibles include coins to purchase new weapons, alcohol to restore Poe’s vigours, and inkwells to keep Poe’s weapons stocked against his foes. There are a number of clothing items that provide bonuses and additional movement options such as double-jumping and wall-sliding. Local and online co-op have been promised with Poe teaming up with his contemporary, Jules Verne.

Edgar's one snappy dresser.
Poe’s extensive wardrobe

EDGAR is made by a team of six operating as Wrought Iron Games. No release date has been mentioned, although the developers intend to launch a Kickstarter campaign soon to fund the remainder of the game. They hope to release on as many platforms as possible. You can seek more information about their game on their website.

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EDGAR: The Great Victorian Adventure