Backbone

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Backbone
Backbone cover
Developers
EggNut
Publishers
Raw Fury
Engines
Unreal Engine 4[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows June 8, 2021
Reception
Metacritic 72
OpenCritic 71
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Adventure
Art styles Pixel art
Themes Contemporary, Detective/mystery, North America
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General information

Official Discord server
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM-free after installation through Epic Games Launcher (notes may include more details)
Artifact Edition also available.
Windows
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Artifact Edition also available.
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Artifact Edition also available.
Windows
Humble Store
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Artifact Edition also available.
Windows
Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store
Included with Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Windows
Steam
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Artifact Edition also available.
Windows
itch.io (unavailable)
DRM-free
Windows
A free prologue is available from GOG.com, Humble Store, and Steam.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Detective\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\RawFury.Backbone_9s0pnehqffj7t\LocalCache\Local\Detective\Saved\Config\WinGDK\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/865610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %LOCALAPPDATA%\Detective\Saved\SaveGames\
Microsoft Store
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/865610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

Video[edit]

Visual settings
Visual settings

The game engine may allow for manual configuration of the game via its variables. See the Unreal Engine 4 page for more details.

Ultra-widescreen[edit]

Force any resolution through a config file[3]
  1. Launch the game once and apply any resolution.
  2. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  3. Open GameUserSettings.ini in a text editor.
  4. Modify the values of ResolutionSizeX and ResolutionSizeY to match the width and height of the desired resolution (e.g. ResolutionSizeX=2560).
  5. Save the changes.
Applying a different resolution in the game will require following the steps again.
Use the related PCGamingWiki community tool to remove dialogue and cutscenes pillarboxing.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Ambience, Effects, UI
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Cannot be enabled

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Japanese
Russian
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11, 12 Microsoft Store version uses DirectX 12.[4]
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Physics PhysX
Audio FMOD

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) 1.8 GHz Multi-core
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. Unreal Engine 4 engine build: 4.27.1.0[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/865610/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (865610) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:Baronsmoki on 2022-03-31
  2. Verified by User:Expack3 on 2021-06-14
    Tested on GOG Windows release.
  3. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-06-09
  4. Verified by User:Rose on 2021-06-11
    As seen in RivaTuner.