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Handcrafted family adventure The Little Acre comes to PlayStation 4 on 22nd November

Uncover the secrets of a small Irish town in Pewter Games' point-and-click mystery

Hi Everyone, I’m Ben from Pewter Games, an indie studio based in Dublin. The Little Acre is our upcoming adventure game.

The Little Acre tells the story of a small family in 1950’s rural Ireland. During the game you’ll play as Aidan (voiced by Brian AKA, ‘Terroriser’), 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.

Handcrafted family adventure The Little Acre comes to PlayStation 4 on 22nd November

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 colouring and effects, but every step, gesture and expression starts with an animator’s hand. It’s labour 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 to enjoy. Of course, we mentioned earlier that things are not quite what you’d expect, and that applies to the animals too.

The game we’ve made is a traditional point & click adventure at heart, but we’ve also worked hard to make it feel just right for console players too. There’s no pixel-hunting or awkward cursor controls on your DualShock 4 here. We’ve also included a hint system for any moments you might get lost, however, there’s a prestigious Trophy waiting for you if you can beat the game without any tips.

Handcrafted family adventure The Little Acre comes to PlayStation 4 on 22nd November

We’re really excited to be bringing The Little Acre to PlayStation where there’s already some serious love for classic adventure games. We really hope you all enjoy The Little Acre when it lands on 22nd November.

Have fun everyone!

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Great news! Any chance of a PS Vita version?

Looks really cool. Looking forward to playing it.

Is there a Platinum Trophy?

crimsonidol-de 28 October, 2016 @ 19:51
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Seems like a nice PnC-addition to the upcoming Deponia-port. :)

Any information about the possible price?

CoolRichy007UK 29 October, 2016 @ 00:22
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Nice

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Jaysus this came out of nowhere, looks great. Very reminiscent of Broken Sword, especially that last screen.

Ps vita version?

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