J.U.L.I.A. To Release in The UK In March
Not everyone will know who Lace Mamba Global is or what they stand for. It’s not a snake; it’s a small publishing company that services a few niche interests, such as PC adventure titles. One of those titles is called J.U.L.I.A., a fusing of a whole lot of different styles that gets wrapped into a science fiction package.
The narrative driven game follows a 35 year old woman called Rachel Manners, which gets shot into space to explore the first-ever discovered extra-terrestrial life-forms in the year 2430. The more reasonable date to discover new life doesn’t stop some clichés from happening in space, such as cryogenic amnesia and waking up to find out you’re the only survivor. It’s like Stanley Kubrick re-released 2001: A Space Odyssey. Only this time, the artificial intelligence on board isn’t out to destroy the last astrobiologist. Rachel now must rely on J.U.L.I.A., the spaceship’s AI on her time of the month, but also Mobot, who is a huge reconnaissance robot. Together they’ll solve mysteries on board of the ship. They’ll also have to try and repair the giant rust bucket and eventually will have to explore the strange planet they’re orbiting and the extra-terrestrials within. The game is stated to switch between the three characters in order to solve puzzles, as well as visiting a total of six planets.
What sounds like a hybrid of a ton of sci-fi lore will first get a local release, as it comes to retails in UK and Ireland on March 2, 2012. Publisher Lace Mamba Global is planning to bring the space party to other countries on a later date. They’ve also released some screenshots, which all seem to have been taken in 4:3 perspective. It is yet unclear whether this screen size will be adjustable or not, should this be of any issue whatsoever.