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  XGen Studios Releases The Low Road on the Mac App Store
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August 16th 2017 - Edmonton Alberta - XGen Studios is thrilled to announce that their beautiful hand-painted point and click adventure game, The Low Road, is now available on the Mac App Store. Set in the 1970s, this darkly comedic adventure follows rookie spy Noomi Kovacs as she attempts to build a name for herself in the competitive world of corporate espionage. Wildly underestimated by her peers, Noomi will be forced to lie, steal, and blackmail nearly everyone she meets in order to fulfill her dream of becoming a jet-setting field agent.

XGen Studios is also excited to show The Low Road at PLAY NYC from August 19-20th. Say hello to the team at booth “B6” on the second floor of Terminal 5 to see if you have what it takes to be a corporate spy. XGen’s writer, Leif Oleson-Cormack, will be presenting a talk on Sunday at PLAY NYC entitled: ”Intentionally Funny: Crafting Comedic Moments in an Interactive Medium”.

Short Description:

Lie, blackmail and steal your way down The Low Road. Noomi Kovacs must find her way as a field agent in this dark spy comedy set in the 1970s.


The Low Road sports a unique hand painted illustration style and a pulsating rock and roll score, along with over 32000 words of fully voiced over dialogue.  

The Low Road 


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Press Assets:



Best In Play - GDC Play 2016 - Winner

Indie Prize Showcase - USA 2017 - Nominee

Full Indie Vancouver - Demo Night 2017 - Winner

‘16 Bit Awards presented by Playcrafting - Best In Style - Nominee

Best Character Design - Game Design Awards 2017 - Nominee

About XGen Studios

XGen Studios was founded in 2001 and garnered a cult following for their web games: Defend Your Castle, Stick RPG, and Motherload. These days XGen has been developing and self publishing downloadable titles for PC, Steam, and Consoles such as their 2013 Day-1 PlayStation 4 digging adventure game: Super Motherload.

During the development of The Low Road, XGen Studios was faced with an extremely difficult emotional challenge when founder and CEO, Skye Boyes, passed away in 2015. The loss of such an important leader to the team had a huge impact on the development process but in the midst of this incredible challenge, the team came together quickly to support one another as they finished development of The Low Road with a renewed drive and purpose.

For more information about XGen Studios and The Low Road contact Kaelyn Boyes (CEO) at [email protected]