The story of Backbone is told in a post-noir narrative style. You play the role of Howard Lotor, a raccoon private investigator, and explore a dystopian version of Vancouver that is inhabited by animals. Along the way, you uncover a profoundly personal story about change and transformation.
Film noir, weird science fiction, post-Soviet aesthetics, modern political regimes, the works of Lynch and Kaufman, and the existential philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre are some of the sources of inspiration for Backbone. It is a narrative experience that is linear and cinematic in nature, and it challenges your perception of what it means to be a person while also subverting the genre.