Three: Twenty One is a free to play indie title developed by MWC and David J. Franco. The game comes with a DLC pack you can purchase to support UK-based charity Winston's Wish that supports bereaved children and their families.
Three: Twenty One, also known as 3:21, is an independent single-player adventure game developed by a small team of gaming industry veterans and volunteers. The game consists of a series of smaller adventure games or programs. These smaller chunks act as "a way to open a dialogue with the player and encourage interaction and exploration".
Three: Twenty One is a debut effort by MWC, a company with their focus on innovative new technology and designs not only limited to games but all sorts of entertainment. "Starting with Three Twenty One we are building a steady catalogue of games and entertainment products as a publisher in the industry. We have a few first and third-party titles in our pipeline and plan to extend our reach beyond one particular industry".
Now, what is Three: Twenty One about? The press release states that the game has no intention of becoming more challenging, "neither through mechanics or difficulty, instead it evolves through player progression and the challenges give way to a maturing story-telling system". Three: Twenty One was developed "to bring awareness to Winston's Wish, a UK-based charity that supports bereaved children".
Some of the names associated with the project: Maximilian Weber (The Book of Unwritten Tales2), Andrew Oakley (Alien: Isolation, Spartan Total Warrior), David J. Franco (Scribblenauts Unlimited, Wii U, Drawn to Life, DS) and a few others.
David J. Franco began development on Three: Twenty One following the passing of a close family member, who worked as a senior programmer at Creative Assembly.
Three: Twenty One is free to play and you can get it now on Steam and itch.io . Even though the game is free, if you want to support Winston's Wish, you can do so by purchasing the game's DLC pack that contains the soundtrack and ingame commentary. There is a 10 percent discount available, taking the price of the DLC from £6.99 down to £6.29. All proceeds go directly to the game's JustGiving page . More information is available here .