Just a father and daughter out to find grandpa. That all sounds simple enough, but it can’t actually be that easy. The genre’s roots won’t allow it. Everything has to be far more obtuse than anyone would ever imagine.
The Little Acre is a new point-and-click adventure from Dublin-based developer Pewter Games. It’s the story of Aiden’s quest to solve the disappearance of his father. Along the way, he’s sent to some sort of strange land. Complicating things (or maybe making them better), his daughter Lily accompanies him and gets into her own snafus.
The trailer for The Little Acre shows exactly the tone Pewter Games is shooting for. That warm aesthetic, the adorable animations, all the cuteness in the face of adversity. Yes, this one will probably tug at the heartstrings.
The Little Acre released today on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. We’ll have a review shortly with our thoughts on Aiden and Lily’s big day out.