Killmonday Games, the independent game studio behind Fran Bow have released a demo for their upcoming title Little Misfortune.
Available to download on Steam the demo provides a look into a multifaceted world split into a mixture of fuzzy cuteness covered in glitter and creepiness which hints towards a story line that may not be as lighthearted.
The game focuses on protagonist Misfortune Ramirez Hernandez, an imaginative child who wishes to obtain a prize of Eternal Happiness for her suffering Mother. This journey is led by the ominous yet kind Mr. Voice, as they both wander into the woods to embark on a quest filled with adventure, exploration and bad luck.
Although brief, the demo lets you play the intro of game which rounds out at about 15 – 20 minutes. This provides the player with the ultimate opportunity to learn about Misfortune, her family and the hardships she faces in everyday life. Hardships that are expressed through the alcoholism and neglect of her Mother and her Father’s abusiveness. It is also through these topics that we find ourselves quickly attached to the main character who suffers with a smile.
At this point it is easy to see that Killmonday’s choice to interweave the dark with bright and imaginative has created something that is not only interesting, but already produces this strong connection between Misfortune, the players and this new world.
When you combine those elements with witty remarks, consequences from choices, a hypnotizing soundtrack and an art style that like Fran Bow stands out through its uniqueness, the result is sure to be promising.
If you’re interested in checking out the demo or want to find out more about this game, simply click here!
Or if you are yet to see the trailer for the game, check that out down below.