The Sega Dreamcast may have been closed some time ago, but there are still some new games coming out for it. Ameba is one of those games, and it is proving to be fun and addictive to play. Ameba was created by Retro Sumus, an established game developer.
Visual novels are one of the rare genres in pop culture, but have recently become readily available. Eastern countries have dominated this genre for generations, but US players are finally enjoying visuals worth playing. Snatcher has its moments, but lacks staying power.
One especially compelling aspect to Ameba is the story. It takes place in present-day Madrid and follows a veteran detective as they investigate several wild, seemingly unconnected murders. The gameplay centers on the detective’s investigative skills and whatever sixth sense they have that lets them solve these murders usually linked together.
Ameba is a story set in real world locations that has puzzle elements, elevating it from other visual novels that really only use text.
The Retro Sumus team is working around the clock to ensure Ameba premieres in 2015. Which will be our first game completed by a 100% independent studio that includes artists, programmers, and musicians.