Game release: “Dropsy” (PC)

After plunging deep into the rather sad comical world of Banksy’s Dismaland featured in my previous article, why not take a trip down memory lane with Tendershoot’s and A Jolly Corpse’s adventure game Dropsy?

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Now if you’re as confused as me about the term hugventure, you’ll just be as amazed of how this is an actual fun gameplay mechanic. Starring titular clown Dropsy who accidentally burned his circus (and the people in it, including his mother), the player has to take him on a journey of hugging people. Now if that isn’t a perfect combination of weirdness, I don’t know what is.

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Presented in an old pixel art style, reminiscent of old LucasArts games like Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max, the game still has some unique ideas up its sleeve, mainly the absence of dialogue. Something unheard of in the genre that quickly becomes tiresome with endless conversations, this is more than some fresh air, especially since it’s not all about slapstick comedy or fortunately without bad puns, but puzzles revolving around the concept of making people want to be hugged.

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So if you’re up for an obscure point-and-clicker, give this title a shot. It’s now available on both GOG and Steam with a 10% discount that expires on Thursday, September 17. You can also get the Warm Damp Hug-edition that includes the digital soundtrack, the Eternal Hug music EP, and Dropsy’s Book of Secrets (a collection of tips, sketches, concepts, etc.).

Buy the standard edition on
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Steam

Buy the Damp Hug-edition on
GOG
Steam

Official Website

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About nufafitc

Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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