Via Adventure Gamers https://adventuregamers.com/videos/view/35910 a trailer for a 2019 point and click Adventure Game called 3 Minutes To Midnight.
It has a forties cartoony style that reminds me somewhat of the recent game Cuphead.
“A comedy adventure with a sprawling story and colorful cast. Betty Anderson can’t remember who she is, but she has bigger worries – like a doomsday plot threatening to wipe out the human race. Join Betty to crack the conspiracy that starts with a bang and ends at 3 Minutes to Midnight.”
Here’s an article and video with more information https://adventuregamers.com/articles/view/35514
Here’s the Scarecrow Studios site with a ton more information and cool screenshots.
I’m glad I finally tried out this totally charming game. It begins with the typical maidens about to be sacrificed to the Monster to save the village.
Everyone in Vella’s family is thrilled for her to be among the chosen for sacrifice, except for Grandpa. He wants villagers to be the warriors they once were, and to defeat Mog Chothra.
The local maidens chosen to vie for the attention of Mog Chothra are absolutely not interested in Vella’s suggestions that they use objects at hand to defeat the monster. Vella seems to be the only one who keeps thinking of ways to escape to the last.
They want to be chosen, even after they see others snatched and slurped into the monster’s huge mouth.
Vella, clever and brave to the last, figures out a way to escape.
From dutiful daughter to heroine riding through the sky…
She finds a new place to continue her adventures that isn’t the belly of a beast.
I love how casual Vella is about everything. She’s a welcome heroine. The cartoon style is simple but pretty. Movement is point and click. Reasonable puzzles for my non-logical brain.
From the era When Games Were Games and my computer didn’t want to run many of the games I wanted to play:
The Journeyman Project, a trip through various times that I never got to see because every click of the mouse took forever to get a response, before just completely freezing….agh. I bought its sequel Buried In Time as well, ever hopeful.
This is one of my first nominees for older point and click games that would be so perfect for the ipad. I really think so many older games would be so great for that format and would do much to end the drought of awful games that are currently available. Dream big! Dream small enough for my ipad.
I finally have left the mechanical city of Valadilene after much backtracking. My companion Oscar the automaton was particularly torturous about taking my ticket.
I am a bit horrified to have made it out of one train station only to be apparently stuck in another.