The huggable developers of Tendershoot and A Jolly Corpse alongside the loveable clowns at #DevolverDigital have #released the point and click hugventure Dropsy on Linux, Mac, and Windows PC. Dropsy’s journey, starting in internet forums and eventually finding success at the end of a series of Kickstarter attempts, finally reaches its glorious apex as the ambitious and heartwarming #adventure is now available for both longtime followers and recent fans with 10 percent discount from the $9.99 price for a limited time.
During the quest to clear his name and revoke his urban legend status following a deadly circus fire, Dropsy will encounter a peculiar cast of folk to communicate with through visual icons rather than traditional text dialog trees. Through these rudimentary conversations, Dropsy takes players on a journey of self-discovery with a story that harnesses powerful themes of love and redemption – Dropsy the character is an outsider, and longs for a place among the people inhabiting his world. Along his adventure, players will find answers to geographically based puzzles, unravel dark and shameful secrets, and collect fancy items to stuff in his elastic waistband for use along the way. Oh, and Dropsy can also talk to animals but you should know that by now. C’mon.
- Open World Adventure – Players are free to choose which avenues of adventure they want to explore in an open world setting and can piece the puzzles and story together however they choose.
- Puzzles and Hugs – Challenging puzzles and complex conundrums stand between Dropsy and his goal of redemption but with some clever thinking and cheerful hugs, Dropsy can change his luck and win the hearts of the people around him.
- Text Free Experience – Communicate with a bizarre and colourful cast of characters through an innovative use of visual icons rather than traditional text-based dialog trees.
“These so-called industry experts will tell you that the ‘mute clown point-and-click adventure’ genre is dead but our research shows that this thinking couldn’t be further from the truth,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “Also, the game has zero text so we’re saving millions on localization costs.”
Dropsy is now available on Steam, Humble, and GOG with 10 percent off the standard $9.99 price during the first week of launch, and Dropsy’s biggest fans can also purchase the Warm Damp Hug Edition that includes the game, the incredible official soundtrack, the Dreamworld EP, and the Dropsy Book of Secrets digital book for $19.99. Dropsy will also release on iOS and Android later this fall.
Fans of oddly carefree clowns and Devolver Digital productions can visit the official website to learn more about the game or follow @DropsyTheClown on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr to keep up with development updates, the secrets to life and other news.