Foolish Mortals, a new and colorful graphic adventure classic with a Don Bluth visual style, manages to be funded on Kickstarter in 24 hours

If a platform like Kickstarter has shown anything, it is that any video game genre, no matter how old-fashioned it may be, can come back to life if things are done right. There is an audience for absolutely everything, also for point & click adventure games.

It may seem like a genre in decline because it is technologically outdated, but it can come back with a bang with games like Return to Monkey Island or this one recently presented on Kickstarter, Foolish Mortals, which has devastated in its first 24 hours. Here you can support your project.

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This is Foolish Mortals, a delicious point & click adventure for 2023

Created by David Youngeran English designer with experience in theme parks, through Inklingwood Studios, Foolish Mortals is a point & click style graphic adventure, inspired by games like Monkey Island either Broken Sword.

They attract attention 2D graphicswhich strays from the pixel art tendencies of other indies (such as The Last Door, the previous game from the creators of Blasphemous) to emulate the traditional cartoon animation of Don Bluthanimator for the game Dragon’s Lair and many films such as Anastasia.

Foolish Mortals tells the story of a young treasure hunter, Murphy McCallan, who explores the mysterious Devil’s Rock Island in search of the lost treasure of Bellemor Manor, where decades ago an entire wedding disappeared like nothing.

To help you, you will be able to contact the dead, while exploring more than 70 playable sceneswhile finding more than 100 items in your inventory and solving puzzles, all with all voiced dialogue (more than 30 characters) and original music.

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Younger, who started out working designing attractions at theme parks, remembered a quote from Ron Gilbert: “Monkey Island is like being in Pirates of the Caribbean, the Disneyland attraction, and being able to get out of the boat and explore“. He’s designed Foolish Mortals to be something like that, but instead the Haunted Mansion attraction.

Leading the project are David Younger as writer and producer, and his wife Sophie as chief programmer, although they are not alone: ​​they work with 30 people in the teamincluding veterans of the genre.

In Inklingwood Studios Tanya Riarey (Background Artist on Broken Sword 5), Derek Benson (Lead Artist on EverQuest II and Earthworm Jim) and legendary designer Josh Mandel (Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist, Space Quest 6, Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra) work together. , as well as Cardiff animation studio Jammy Custard Animation.

People he has met in his park career have also been brought, such as Don Carson (chief designer of Splash Mountain) or Jeffrey Steenbergen (graphic designer on Mario Kart: Koopa’s Challenger at Universal Studios Japan or Rulantica at Europapark).

Foolish Mortals has convinced the community of fans of point & click graphic adventures, having raised more than 16,000 euros in the first 24 hours, exceeding the initial goal. He hopes to release Foolish Mortals in July 2023 on PC. Here you can support them in their kickstarter page.

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Foolish Mortals, a new and colorful graphic adventure classic with a Don Bluth visual style, manages to be funded on Kickstarter in 24 hours

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