Fans of classic point-and-click adventures don’t have much to laugh about these days. Hence the glory days of elaborate produced titles seem to be scarce on Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows. Or are they? So now with Shakes & Fidget – The Adventure, developers KING Art and Playa Games are working hard to prove otherwise.
Can large-scale adventures still be successful in 2017? Also, developers KING Art (The Book of Unwritten Tales) and Playa Games (Shakes & Fidget) have joined forces. Together, they want to develop a wonderfully wacky adventure game. A crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter will show whether there are still enough fans out there for such a project.
“Against the industry trend, we want to create a comprehensive classic adventure game,” says Jan Theysen, Creative Director at KING Art. “We are banking on players who want to experience a lively adventure scene. With sufficient support from our backers, we are ready to play our part!”
What‘s this about?
Shakes & Fidget – The Adventure is a classic point-and-click adventure in the best Day of the Tentacle or Monkey Island style: crazy characters, funny dialogues, absurd but comprehensible puzzles, and innumerable allusions to the fantasy genre are waiting for the players. The adventure comes in Shakes & Fidget’s unique comic-strip graphics by Marvin Clifford and features more than fifty locations, dozens of characters and monsters, its own soundtrack and top-notch dubbing.
What can you expect?
After a successful campaign, Shakes & Fidget – The Adventure will be released at the end of 2018. Backers can not only look forward to a brand-new point-and-click adventure, unique rewards are also on offer. From figures to an artbook to a pin-up calendar with lots of naked gnome skin (!): nothing is impossible in the crazy universe of Shakes & Fidget. Or how about being drawn by Marvin Clifford and immortalized as a character in the game?
So development of Shakes & Fidget – The Adventure is taking pledges on Kickstarter. Since the games coming to Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows. We are eager to see the some wackiness on Linux.