Remember the early days of gaming when point-and-click adventures were all the rage? I remember playing games like King’s Quest and Space Quest on the DOS when I was younger and trying to figure out how to progress in those games. Point-and-click games still exist today, but how many of them feature hand drawn art?
The Little Acre is a heart-warming, story-led point-and-click adventure inspired by the marvels of classic Don Bluth animation (All Dogs Go to Heaven) and the magical wonder of a Miyazaki world. The game is set in 1950s Ireland and follows the story of Aidan and his young daughter, Lily. Investigating the sudden disappearance of his father, Aidan finds himself transported to a strange new land populated by bizarre creatures. Things are made slightly more difficult when young Lily decides that she is going to “help” and encounters her own perils along the way.
Now since this is a preview of the game, I won’t get to in-depth with it. Instead, I will say that the art in it is pretty good and it’s a refreshing change of pace from what I’m normally used to. The voice acting seems pretty decent as well with lots of included dialog. The Little Acre so far seems to be a pretty traditional point-and-click adventure and that’s good. I’m already at a point where I’m stumped and don’t know what to do. Hopefully I can get past that point and get more preview video up of the game.
Developed by Pewter Games, produced by executive producer Charles Cecil, and published by independent games publisher Curve Digital, The Little Acre will release on PC/Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on December 13, 2016 for $12.99 with pre-order and launch day discounts.
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