If you're an avid follower of the Australian indie scene, chances are you have heard of Brawsome. 2010's Jolly Rover won Best Indie Game and Best Australian Game at the Freeplay awards that year, and now they are following it up with MacGuffin's Curse.
We did an exclusive preview of the game last year, and now we'll give you four more reasons why you should be super excited to play this game when it is released on Friday.
Loads of Content
MacGuffin's Curse is
loaded to the brim with content for the player to explore. During the quest players will be solving puzzles in 150 rooms, each with unique items to examine. Everything you can see on the screen has a story, often quite humorous in content which means most players will attempt to examine everything.
Players will also find locked room and hidden paths that require items found or purchased later in the game. This gives enough reason for the player to go back into the game world and unlock those hidden item, and attempt to discover the hidden comic strips that tell more of Lucas' story.
Don't you just hate it when a killer new game drops and is exclusive to one platform? MacGuffin's Curse is currently slated for release on PC, OS X and iOS, and we can confidently state that it runs beautifully on all three platforms. Opening the game up on multiple platforms means everyone can jump in and experience this thrilling adventure.
It's pretty rare these days when storytelling and writing would be considered a selling point for a game, but MacGuffin's Curse certainly relies heavily on its superb writing. Whether it's wayward advice from the protagonist telling kids not to drink, or just a description of some Dinosaurs taking a hot bath, most rooms have something humorous on display that will brighten up your day. MacGuffin's Curse took away the Best Writing award at Freeplay 2011, and it's easy to see why after just a few minutes with the game.
Without spoiling the story too much for you, Lucas is a loveable thief who "retrieves" a cursed amulet, that allows him to turn into a Werewolf when standing in spots of moonlight. Human Lucas and Werewolf Lucas have different abilities an weaknesses, and players will need to balance them out as the solve a series of puzzles. MacGuffin's Curse is a puzzle game at its core, but there are certainly elements of classic adventure games that really spice things up, and make this a compelling and memorable experience.
If you're looking for the next great game this month, you don't need to spend a tonne of cash. Support a local dev, and experience one of the most enjoyable games to be released in 2012 so far. MacGuffin's Curse is launching this Friday via Steam and Apple App Store for only $4.99!
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