Game release: “Fran Bow” (PC)

If you think that Dropsy was a weird game, then you haven’t played Killmonday Games’ point-and-clicker Fran Bow.

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It seems that cute hand-drawn 2D adventure games are out of fashion and become much darker. In the case of this title, it’s downright disturbing to have a small girl see her parents dismembered when coming home. After her cat Mr. Midnight also goes missing, Fran Bow’s journey takes more than its toll from the child’s already unstable mental state.

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I’ve been a supporter of more mature storytelling for a long time, and the adventure genre with classic puzzles hasn’t been so kind recently, with only The Cat Lady being an outstanding achievement. So it fills me with great joy to see a game with such a unique art style and some downright creepy direction.

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It remains to be seen if story and character development are satisfying enough without trying to come across as too controversial, and how puzzles are integrated as well. But as first impressions go, this looks like a contender for Halloween review season.

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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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