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Ackk! It’s Y2K all over again!

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YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG is one of our most anticipated titles and is quite close to being in our hands, quite literally! We caught up with Andrew Allanson from developer Ackk Studios to find out more about that game.

Hello Ackk Studios! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us! Can you tell us a little bit about Ackk Studios and how you got into developing games?

Sure! Ackk was founded by the Allanson Brothers. They started developing games when they were 8 (Andrew) and 11 (Brian.) They first set out to make a remake of Zelda II based solely on a screenshot of the game and a description in an Ocarina of Time strategy guide… they had never played the game, and didn’t until at least three years after this.

The main reason for talking is your upcoming title, YIIK: A Post-Modern RPG. For those that haven’t been following the game, what is it about?

On April 4th 1999 a girl went missing.

That night, A video of her last known moments were uploaded online. All of my friends excitedly watched as she was pulled from an elevator by something…. otherworldly.

This is a story about what happens when you look for someone who can’t be found… and the strange things you invite into your life when you go every place that’s forbidden.

This story is told in the form of a JRPG with 8 party member battles ! The game features 6 Zelda story dungeons, with a setting similar to Persona 4 and Mother 3.