The Little Acre at Gamescom 2016
Pewter Game Studios was also at the Indie Arena Booth with The Little Acre. We found Christopher Conlan and had a chat about the game and its development.
The Little Acre is a hand-drawn adventure game, set in Ireland. It is in the vein of escapist films and is insipired by movies such as The Labyrinth and Never Ending Story. The team also had the opportunity to have on board Charles Cecil, known for his work on the Broken Sword adventure game. “Inside the game, you can find all sorts of references to other adventure games,” said Christopher.
The Little Acre is a unique point-and-click adventure game which follows the story of Lily and her father, Aidan, who find themselves transported to a strange world filled with adventure, humour and fantasy.
The studio is comprised of 11 people with just 7 of those being animators. “There are quite a few people that come and go from time to time but we would most definitely love to have them back on the team again at some point.” The studio was formed near the end of 2013 and since then, the developers have been prototyping ideas for the game. After going through a lot of iterations, they arrived at what they are showing now.
There is no exact release date just yet but it is definitely coming out in 2016. “Now that Charles is on board we are polishing and changing a few things here and there before we release the game,” explained Christopher. The game will come to PC (Steam), Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The studio is also looking at bringing it to Mac and Linux too though. “We would also really like to bring the game to touch screen platforms as well at some point.”