Quote is a strange, lovely action-RPG about destroying knowledge

The game world of Quote is an unusual place. It's enraptured by Bliss, the god of ignorance, who has wiped out all knowledge and wisdom in order to protect the people from themselves. But someone is trying to undo this great achievement—to restore the learning that has been lost. As Novella, her priestess, your task is to ensure that effort fails. Aided by your flying sidekick Tatters, you must burn books, trap and devour authors, and bludgeon the thoughts from the heads of blasphemers. 

It's a grim-sounding sort of setup, inspired by “traditional isometric adventure games” and authors including Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, and Aldous Huxley. There's also a healthy dash of Hieronymus Bosch in the mix, seen in the bizarre-but-beautiful hand-drawn environments spread across seven unique worlds. As Novella, you'll have access to more than 20 unlockable abilities that will help you battle enemies and “sneak your way across a corrupted world,” and your adventures will be memorialized by a “lavish narrative” written by Alec Meer and Dan Griliopoulos (who has written for PC Gamer in the past). 

Quote is being developed by UK-based indie outfit Vindit, and is expected to be ready for an Early Access release on Steam later this year, followed by a full launch in 2017. Find out more at quote-game.com.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.