Invoking the memories of classic LucasArts and Sierra games, I’ve got a good feeling about the once PC-only adventure game,Deponia. It’s not out until next month so it’s early days in terms of my time with it, but it offers an appealing return to adventures of old; warts and all.
Munin, one of the two the raven messengers that serve Odin, has been turned into a little girl by Loki! Oh no!
In Daedalic Entertainment's new 2D Norse Mythology puzzle platformer, Munin, you take on the role of the raven in human form as he tries to collect the feathers Loki stole and spread across the nine worlds of Yggdrasil. In the 77 levels of maze-like puzzles the player can turn parts of their path in order to clear obstacles and create safe passages for Munin as he activates switches, jumps from moving platforms, and avoids bubbling lava. All in a days work of a messenger of the gods.
The point and click adventure genre has seen somewhat of a resurgence over these past few years thanks in part to devices like the iPad. While classics like Monkey Island and Sam & Max get updated for modern audiences, all new experiences are being created as well. Case in point, Daedalic Entertainment’s Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, the acclaimed 2008 underground adventure game and winner of the 2009 Red Dot Design Award, is arriving on the iPad in August 2012.
When young Edna wakes up in an insane asylum locked up and with no memory, obviously she suspects that something is wrong. With the exception of her talking stuffed bunny Harvey, everyone mistakenly believes that she’s crazy. Her only choice is to escape. Edna’s quest will have players interacting with fellow patients, staying one step ahead of the asylum’s Dr. Marcel and soaking in the bizarre, twisted atmosphere throughout the 20 hours of adventure goodness.
There’s no exact date or price yet for Edna & Harvey: The Breakout but look for it on the App Store sometime this August.