Title: The Tale of Doris & The Dragon: Episode 1
Developer: Arrogant Pixel
What type of game is it?
Point & Click Adventure
What’s the 30 second elevator pitch?
In this Point & Click adventure you play Doris, recently deceased and wandering purgatory, meeting a variety of odd characters as she seeks out her husband Albert.
What do we like most about it?
For a start the game immediately addresses the mysterious bottomless pockets of most graphic adventure heroes by equipping our geriatric protagonist with a shopping trolley. I think more importantly than that the game is clearly extremely well written, with a decent selection of characters on show in the second trailer (not below) – including a Grim Reaper who reference’s The Cure, and the titular dragon, Norb, who happens to be an administrative assistant who you can call – help desk style – for assistance.
The Greenlight page is only for the first of the three parts – with a new, larger team working on the follow-up two episodes. We’ll have to wait and see how that pans out.
When’s it due?
The first episode of the game is due for release in August 2016, for PC, Mac & Linux.