Sometimes a screenshot catches your eye and makes you to want to know more about a game. That’s not the case with Fran Bow, a point-and-click adventure game out next week. I knew all I needed to know just from that image on the Steam store page. I don’t know what’s going on in that image, and frankly, I don’t care. I just want to play a game made by the folks who came up with that screenshot.
Actually, I lied. I kind of did want to know more. Just a little more. So I looked up the developer. They’re a pair of Swedes frustrated by the limitations of short film, video, and animation to tell the kinds of stories they want to tell. So they made a company, called it Killmonday Games, and took a photograph of themselves with one of them wearing a pig mask. All the words in those last two sentences make me want to play Fran Bow even more.
A Fran Bow demo is currently available on Steam. The full game is out on August 27th.