Flamebait Games‘ paint simulation game Passpartout: The Starving Artist offers upcoming painters a humorous glimpse into the craft
France is well-known for its art and cuisine, and combining this in a game should have been done a long time ago. Passpartout: the Starving Artist is about a French artist who tries to create his own masterpieces and be recognized in the art scene. Of course this doesn’t only mean painting for oneself, but also selling the paintings to earn money that can be spend for essential things like baguettes or wine.
It’s clear that despite its realistic setting, the game doesn’t take itself too seriously, which can be seen with the way how everything is presented in a living puppet theatre style. The gameplay revolves around actually drawing and finding an audience in art galleries. The better one becomes, the more customers one will meet, and the more one can indulge in one’s addiction of expensive wine and baguettes. I’m not quite sure how the individual paintings are rated, especially if one can’t really draw, but the concept itself and the comic look of the game should be enough reasons to buy it.
Passpartout: the Starving Artist was originally released a year ago on PC and also on mobile platforms, including Nintendo Switch. Now it’s finally available on GOG DRM-free with a 20% launch discount that will last until June 14th, 1pm UTC. Hopefully, the soundtrack will also be added as DLC, as it was the case with the Steam version.