Hi everyone! Hola a todos! We are Dani Candil (Art Director) and Dani Castellanos (Lead Designer) from A Crowd of Monsters. We’re the directors of this black and white (and red) episodic noir adventure called Blues and Bullets.
We’ve been working hard on Blues and Bullets and we’re excited to announce that the first two episodes will hit PS4 on April 19.
Our story begins…
Blues and Bullets is a noir adventure set in the ’20s, in a fictional American city called Santa Esperanza. A place where Eliot Ness, the former leader of the legendary Untouchables, wished to spend the rest of his days working in his diner after jailing Al Capone, not dwelling too much on the cesspit of corruption his city had degenerated into.
But things rarely go as planned.
When children suddenly start to disappear, Eliot decides to take the law into his own hands, track down the culprit, and bring him to justice by any means necessary — even if he has to abandon his dreams of a peaceful life and again get embroiled in shootouts with the usual array of assassins and hoodlums.
Helped by various (famous and infamous) characters from unexpected places, the player must guide Eliot through the increasingly morbid and decadent scenarios searching for clues to solve the case.
A world in black and white…
Yes, we know. The first thing you may be asking when you see Blues and Bullets is… where are the colors? We decided to make an homage to the noir film genre and create a unique atmosphere only using black, white, and red. We used the same old illumination techniques that legendary film directors were using in the ’40s in an attempt to capture this classic but intriguing essence of noir.
And finally, after the hard work, sleepless nights, and dozens of pizzas for the team, we are bringing all of our work to this wonderful platform. We’re so happy with the finished result and we hope you enjoy the adventure, the blues inspired OST created by Sonotrigger and Izä (enjoy the OST here!), and our homage to noir.
See you soon in Santa Esperanza!