Adventure game The Little Acre has been released on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, publisher Curve Digital has revealed.
Launch discount offers are currently live across various digital stores – including Steam, GOG and Humble on PC and via the PlayStation and Xbox stores for consoles – enabling players to grab the game under its normal SRP of £9.99 / $12.99 / €12.99. PC players automatically receive a lavish digital art book as part of their purchase, with console owners able to download it for free via digital magazine site ISSUU.com.
Created by Dublin-based Pewter Games with Broken Sword creator Charles Cecil as executive producer, The Little Acre is a charming, story-led adventure which merges the wonder of classical Don Bluth animation (All Dogs Go To Heaven) with 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 world populated by bizarre creatures. Things are made slightly more difficult when young Lily decides that she is going to ‘help’ and encounters her perils along the way.
The pre-release reaction to the game has been enthusiastic, with Techraptor declaring: “every little moment was enjoyable”. And COGconnected reveals it’s “a loveable game, and should be on the radar for anyone that enjoys the classic point-and-click adventure style games in the vein of Kings Quest or the more recent Broken Age.”
Now the game is releasing, we can’t wait to see how people respond to The Little Acre,” says Ben Clavin, Pewter Games. “The feedback we’ve received throughout development has been enormously positive – and now it’s out there.
We’ve put our heart and soul into creating The Little Acre, so we’re thrilled to see it up on the store,” adds Chris Conlan, Pewter Games. “Whilst we know it’s going to appeal to fans of adventure games, we’re really looking forward to welcoming new players to the genre.
The Little Acre is a game I would have been proud to have created myself,” concludes Charles Cecil, “so be able to play a small part in it has been enormously rewarding. I hope this prompts a real resurgence in the genre’s popularity, inspiring more teams to write equally wonderful stories.
The Little Acre is available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 now on most major digital stores. The digital artbook can be viewed online here.