Don’t ever stop dreaming. If you are anything like me, you’ve been dreaming about superpowers, aliens, and secret societies since you were eight. Here’s a game with a little bit of everything mixed in a weird world looking a lot like a third-world country.
Ok, I know I said “weird,” but words like different, funny, or smart are not quite enough to describe Covered. Don’t get me wrong: weird and funny is what I like the most. I enjoy dark humor as much as the next guy, and I’m one of those who find it hard not to read between the lines every time I hear the news. Let’s be honest, it’s hard to stop your mind from wondering about conspiracy theories. Tell me, have you ever looked up to the sky asking aliens to invade us right now before it’s too late? Because I have, many times!
I’m only human and Covered is not helping at all. Suddenly, I came across a game that makes fun of politicians, questions the entire society, has no respect for religion, talks about an ancient prophecy, and makes you aware of secret societies. It’s like my childhood all over again.
Sometimes a great look and feel, likable graphics, and good storytelling are just not enough. Sometimes you need superpowers. And I’m not talking about flying around in a cape or being this undefeatable guy. No fun there. I mean commanding a demon and the ability to see everybody’s real intentions. Here’s where masks make the difference. Did anybody say masks? Yes, there’s a bunch of them awaiting you.
Everyone’s got something to hide. From cruel intentions to greed, or a ravenous need for power, you name it. That’s why Covered‘s society was split into levels, where you can spot criminals, workers, politicians, and even famous people, and yes, you guessed it right, there’s a mask for each.
When the studio told me about this project, I had to say yes almost immediately, as my inner alien/believer child would bounce up and down.
Well, I’ve said too much already, and the game is not even available yet. But it will soon, and in the meantime, check out the teaser above. We can compare notes after that.