developer: Cardboard Computer
publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Game mode: single player
Kentucky Route Zero is a magic realist adventure game about a secret highway in Kentucky and the mysterious folks who travel it. The player controls Conway, an antique furniture deliveryman, as he attempts to complete the final delivery for his financially troubled employer. Along the way he'll meet dozens of strange characters and make a few new friends to help him overcome the obstacles in his path.
Gameplay in Kentucky Route Zero is slow-paced, focusing on exploring new environments and talking with new people. In one section, Conway meets a robotic country singer named Junebug who is trapped in the abandoned restaurant that once employed her, and has to explore the cavernous depths below the restaurant in order to shut down a security system and free her. In another, Conway and his companions explore a Civil War era battleship that ran ashore in an underground river hundreds of years ago and is now populated entirely by cats.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium 4 1 GHz, 512 MB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 6800 or better), 250 MB HDD, Windows XP(SP2)/Vista/7