Ben Clavin from Pewter Games made some announcements about the Dublin-based developer’s upcoming adventure game, called The Little Acre.
He revealed these new details on the PlayStation Blog, where revealed that the point-and-click adventure would launch on the PC, Xbox One, and on the PlayStation 4 on November 22nd, 2016.
Here’s what he had to say about the game:
The Little Acre tells the story of a small family in 1950’s rural Ireland. During the game you’ll play as Aidan, a job-hunting engineer, and his young daughter Lily whose current life-goal is to be a swordfighting fairy-knight. Things in The Little Acre are not quite what you’d expect; when Aidan goes missing one morning, Lily decides to hunt for him and soon they both discover a mysterious world connected to their own. Who lives there? Why is the entrance in their garden shed? Do they have any hope of escaping?
When talking about The Little Acre or demoing it, we always get asked about the art style. It’s all hand-drawn frame-by-frame animation that’s reminiscent of the work of Don Bluth, who created films such as All Dogs Go to Heaven and An American Tail. What do we mean by hand-drawn? Each frame of the animation is sketched, filled in with details and finalized. We have some computer help with coloring and effects, but every step, gesture, and expression starts with an animator’s hand. It’s labor intensive but the results are something really special. Our animators particularly like drawing animals. If you’re a dog lover or cat lover then the Little Acre has some furry friends for you. Of course, we mentioned earlier that things are not quite what you’d expect, and that applies to the animals, too.
You can grab a quick look at the game via the video below and you can find out more at the source link below that.
Source: PlayStation Blog