Riding the recent wave of Adventure games, Kentucky Route Zero has captured the community and the press with their quick teases of the game. This episodic story will come in five parts, with the second act coming in April. They are a great example of getting Greenlit as a result of critical acclaim--Kentucky Route Zero earned a spot as a finalist in this year's IGF in four separate categories.
Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. Gameplay is inspired by point-and-click adventure games (like the classic Monkey Island or King's Quest series, or more recently Telltale's Walking Dead series), but focused on characterization, atmosphere and storytelling rather than clever puzzles or challenges of skill.