This game came to my attention thanks to this article. As someone that draws, the basic premise behind the game is sort of funny. I watched a bit of footage for it and it made me chuckle. It’s a fairly simple game that doesn’t look like it actually takes skill. It’s mostly about the story.
From the looks of things it’s really one of those narrative adventures with mostly cut scenes that draws you through the story. There’s nothing wrong with that! It’s got that Ghibli-inspired art style that everyone is craving. These days everyone tries to emulate the masters.
At $9.99 – the game isn’t too expensive. I actually sprang to get it while there was a discount on Steam for $8.99 (only 10% off). I might do a video of the playthrough. I’m not great at making videos though so we’ll see how things turn out.
It’s really funny that the story names place in New York, but the game was actually developed by a Taiwanese group of developers called Silver Lining Studio. It says there’s about an hour long narrative adventure. Everything in this is hand drawn, which makes me drool. You might not get to do art as part of the game play, but I miss the days of hand drawn artwork in animation.
Best of all, it’s mostly lo-fi chill music playing in the background. I almost wanted to spring for the soundtrack, but the $5 just wasn’t in the budget right now. We’re trying to be mindful of spending. We’ve got to save up so we can one day get that dream house from Clayton Homes! (I only slightly kid. My SO and I really are working on budgeting ourselves better.)
I’m looking forward to the puzzle aspect of this game. I’ll try to at least add a review to this and add some game footage, if nothing else. I’ll leave that for another post on another day. Does anyone else feel like eating a bowl of ramen now and turning on a Ghibli film?