Taking the Low Road – An Interview with XGen Studios’ Writer Leif Oleson-Cormack

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Noomi Kovacs—an overeager graduate of the LeCarre Institute for Exceptional Spies (L.I.E.S)—has just landed her first job at Penderbrook Motors’ Division of Outside Intelligence. Confined to an office and underestimated by her gruff supervisor—a disgraced former government agent named Turn—Noomi will have to exploit her colleagues and surroundings to help further her dream of becoming a globetrotting secret agent. Once in the field, Noomi and Turn begin to realize that their company’s dogged pursuit of their rivals extend to something far more sinister than “healthy competition” and the two will be forced to reconsider the paths they’ve chosen. Lying, blackmail, and emotional manipulation will become Noomi and Turn’s greatest assets as they make their way through…The Low Road.

Set in the world of the 1970s automobile industry, The Low Road is a point-and-click graphic adventure game which follows a team of corporate spies dedicated to the protection (and appropriation) of game-changing industry secrets. Sporting a unique visual style inspired by gouache paintings and a pulsating experimental score, The Low Road has captivated players through intricate puzzles, branching moral dilemmas, and a quirky cast of memorable characters.

The Koalition spoke to XGen Studios’ Writer Leif Oleson-Cormack about creating The Load Road, the importance of community feedback and more.

The Low Road is available now on PC, Mac and Linux through the Steam Store. Mac through the Mac App Store. Additionally, available on Nintendo Switch in the Americas, Europe and Australia.

Check out our interview below.

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