The (not so) classic Point & Click Adventure where perspective changes everything!
“Attractive pixel art, wacky characters, all sort of hi-jinks… it’s going to be a game to look forward to. It also has a dog.” - Indie Games Plus
“The writing is fresh. The puzzles, excellent. It feels much more than a nostalgic love letter.” - Alpha Beta Gamer
“They're exaggerating.” - The developer
Well… actually, the plots.
In the full game, you’ll see Port Valley's Election Day from three points of view:
A lazy Asian food delivery guy… a mysterious plumber…
…and well, someone else.
(*Probably not an actual playable character.)
One by one, these unusual "heroes" will be forced to interrupt their boring lives and get ready for action before it's too late. Work, revenge, past, political conspiracies, a banana balloon… it seems everything was meant to clash on this specific day.
It's time to overcome the crossed paths of Port Valley’s singular citizens and unfold an obscure plot that seems to be tying together these apparently unrelated stories.
There are many of those!
3 plots, 3 main characters, 3 difficulty modes, 3 mayoral candidates… 3 chances to unfold a bigger and complex story.
A renewed yet classic Point & Click interface.
A light-hearted tone with annoying self-aware humor.(Which doesn't mean this is just a comedy *wink* *wink*.)
Weird JRPG vibes. I don't know how that happened.
Active NPCs. They have objectives, they're not 'just there' to give you stuff.
It's not about detectives. (I swear it's legal to make a P&C game without them.)
There's a dog.
About [the 2020 DEMO]
It's an hour-long Demo with all-new content focused in gameplay, animations, mechanics and the new UI.
The original 2019 Demo is also included and can be selected on the main menu. (But I recommend playing the new one. It's just better,)
The puzzles and the plot have been simplified to fit the new length.
Extremely glad I checked this game out. Funny in a sarcastic and witty way, which is refreshing compared to all the games out there with the serious plot-lines. It had its challenging moments, too! There were a few times I had to double-back to certain areas to figure out what I missed.
Point and click games have always been a firm favourite of mine, and I've always found that the ones I've enjoyed the most have been the self-aware, comedy-laden ones. So you can imagine how I feel about this game, which is incredibly self-aware and packed full of humour with every character oozing sarcasm and wit.
Of course, games like this also need to make sure they challenge the brain, but never fear, because Port Valley ticks the box on this aspect too! The puzzles are very well thought-out, and provide a good enough challenge without being too daunting (although the demo apparently has simpler puzzles than the final game will have, so perhaps my poor brain has just had things too easy!).
In short, the characters are awesome, the story is awesome, the puzzles are awesome and the whole feel of the game is awesome. Definitely give this one a look if you're a fan of the Monkey Island (oops, sorry, Mo***y Island) and Broken Sword series!
WrongPixel, you keep up the awesome work, this was great fun =)
Really fun game! I'm loving the humor in the game, not sure what the story is so far but I'm sure it'll be good based on the first section. Took maybe too long to solve the first puzzle, and could use some tweaking, but not bad. Made a video, I hope you enjoy!
This demo is super promising, a very meta, funny, point and click game reminiscent of Thimbleweed Park and similar games of old like Sam and Max or Discworld. I'm curious to see what the full game has in store for us :P
Really cool game! I like your humor guys! Even thought this game made me think a lot about thimbleweed park I still had a lot's of fun while playing it!
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Loved the game! I didn't quite do a full lets play in this video but I very much enjoyed the humor and just the general flow of the game. After playing it I read that the look and feel of the game has changed a lot as you rebuilt the demo. I'm really excited to see the full version of the game and i'm actually wanting to replay the game in a future stream. I grew up in the 90's and i felt very much in my atmosphere in this game. I grew up playing kings quest and quest for glory I just love the point and click genre and you put a nice spin on it.
Thanks for playing! Glad to see (literally) that you had a good time!
And yeah! When the original demo was ready I felt that a couple of things could be easily improved, and little by little… well… I ended up with something completely different. But these things happen. I guess.