A point-and-click adventure set in 1960s Germany, Trüberbrook – A Nerd Saves the World raises the curtain on a slew of mindbogglingly beautiful visuals come March 12. Kickstarter-funded and in development by Germany-based studio btf, this striking indie whisks you off to a parallel universe as Hans Tannhauser, an American scientist seeking a little peace and a little quiet. What awaits you, however, may be a little more than you bargained for. Says Trüberbrook – A Nerd Saves the World of itself:
“Imagine yourself on a vacation to Europe in the late sixties. Now, picture yourself as a young American scientist; Hans Tannhauser. Yes, that’s your name in this scenario. While you’re at it, think of Trüberbrook, a remote village in rural, mountain-sloped and densely forested cold-war Germany. Because, that’s where you somehow end up after hitting the continent. But who cares, you won the trip in a lottery! Or at least, that’s how it seems. But don’t fear, instead of getting some rest, you could find yourself having to save the world…”
The story alone is enough to stoke the embers of imagination, but the ultimate draw of this title is its phenomenal aesthetic appeal. Handmade scenery, illuminated and redecorated to simulate seasons and the rise and fall of the sun, is digitized via photogrammetry. Furthermore, Trüberbrook – A Nerd Saves the World will be fully voiced in both English and German, adding a fantastic and crucial audio layer to the already impressive visual technique. Trüberbrook – A Nerd Saves the World is planned for a release on all major platforms, including PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and Steam — and frankly, it’d be a travesty if it was otherwise. Here’s to stopping off in Germany this March.