In Perils of Man a combination of family secrets, mystery, time-travel and traditional adventure create a charming tale for audiences intrigued by interactive storytelling.
From developer and publisher IF Games, this 3D point-and-click game takes the player in the life of a Swiss girl named Ana Eberling who receives an out-of-the-blue gift from her missing father, rogue scientist Max Eberling, on her sixteenth birthday. Upon discovering ancient secrets starting from the library in her family mansion, she finds directions into constructing her robot bird companion who becomes her sidekick. Once propelled into a mysterious journey through moments in history spanning 150 years, she comes face to face with global catastrophes, her own personal fears as well as long sought after answers to questions that have troubled her since childhood.
Fans of works by Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Mirrormask, Stardust), Madeleine L’Engle (A Wrinkle in Time series), episodes of Dr. Who or Steampunk in general, should find appreciation and amusement in the individuality represented in this game.
Ex-LucasArts Game Designer Bill Tiller (The Curse of Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine) and Gene Moscy (1954 Alcatraz, A Vampyre Story) join forces with a marvelous creative team in this superb production. The full high-end, cartoonish, graphic doll-house environments are beautiful to the eye as clever, balanced puzzles, mildly complex, mathematical, or object-based, and a host of dialogue choices help tell an atmospheric story full of detailed plot points and distinctive characters. Though occasions for multiple conundrums can occur simultaneously there’s no shortage of time to solve them, not to mention constant hints offering advice based on the location the player’s in at that moment. It’s important not only to collect items but to assemble them correctly in order to create things necessary to support the quest. And when the player is lost, hot spots come up to help identify needed places to explore; no need for pixel hunting whatsoever.
The first chapter is available now for free at iTunes, while the full game is set for release in the 2nd Quarter of this year for iOS, iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Don’t forget to check out the Perils of Man website and the Community/Forum too.
Perils of Man – Game Info:
- Fully 3D Character and Environments
- Clever puzzles and dialogues by Gene Mocsy, (Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island, 1954 Alcatraz, Daedalic) and Bill Tiller (LucasArts, The Curse of Monkey Island, The Dig, Full Throttle, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine)
- From award-winning Swiss animation studio Boutiq AG and IF Games
- Converse with more than 20 unique characters
- Explore more than 30 fully 3D environments
- Solve puzzles throughout history
- Haunting original score by Paul Shapera (A Steampunk Opera)
- Gorgeous graphics in native iPad Retina resolution
- Modern take on classic point & click adventure with intuitive controls
- Designed for touch interface
- Connect with Facebook and Twitter
- Hours of dialog with full voiceover localization
- Languages: English and German
Game Website – http://www.perilsofman.com/
Official Game Trailer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH2lD3wNe_A
IF Games website – http://www.ifgames.ch/