New York is troubled, the city has flooded due to rising oceans, and the fresh water pipes have stopped working; there’s no longer clean drinking water! This is the issue brought up in Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates, coming from Coin Operated Games. They have announced that Author/Cartoonist Paul Noth [Conan O’Brien and others], it’s a pretty big acquisition. Although set in a fictional, alternate history, the game pays homage to historic accounts by adding authentic items such as patent medicines including poisons or tonics made from dangerous ingredients. Many of the games’ objectives and side quests will tie directly into the experiences that someone in the 19th century would have.
“We are very honored that Paul is working with us on the storyline for Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates,” said John Randall, Creative Director of Empyre. “He is a world class writer, and has been invaluable to us with helping to shape the direction of our games’ signature Neo-Victorian story and experience.”