Enjoy Saturday morning cartoons with a touch of the whimsical and the surreal? What about good old-fashioned point-and-click adventures? If a game that unites the two sounds like a dream come true, you will definitely want to check out The Secret Monster Society, an upcoming indie game currently on Steam Greenlight. There is a playable demo—scroll down to the bottom of the review to find the link.
About The Secret Monster Society
The reference I just made to dreams is deliberate; this forthcoming title from Deceptive Games allows you to take on the role of a “dream monster” named Blithe Dalrich. When the world of human dreams is threatened by an evil villain, this cute little critter must set out on a quest with his best friend Aphonic (who looks like a sort of adorable green … well, something).
This is a game that incorporates a lot of different game-play elements, but the only mechanic is the click of a mouse. You’ll find a ton of mini-games and puzzles to solve, and you can even travel in time while visiting an array of quirky locations—everything from the darkest caves to the sun-drenched Caribbean. Hundreds of characters are waiting to greet you on your zany adventure. We’re talking a whole array of strange creatures and situations—let’s see, at one point there’s a rug with eyeballs, and at another, toilets with the same!
- This is a 2D adventure with the fun look and feel of a Saturday morning cartoon. The art has a charming nostalgic flair and everything is hand-drawn. The soundtrack is a perfect fit for this wacky, eccentric world of dreams and monsters.
- Explore, solve puzzles, and meet surreal monsters played by fabulously talented voice actors. With time travel and mini-games, you can look forward to around eight hours of compelling game play.
Basically, you’ll love this game if you enjoy games where you have to carefully examine all the details of your surroundings to figure out what to do next. There is so much here to explore. If you visit the game on Steam, you can scroll down to the bottom to find a playable demo. Watch the trailer first, but I highly recommend you play the demo. Once you do, you’ll be hooked. I can’t wait to play the rest of this game; let’s do what we can to get it approved by the Steam community!
Direct Link to Free Demo: http://gamejolt.com/games/the-secret-monster-society/152064