Dublin-based games studio Pewter Games has today unveiled Charles Cecil as the Executive Producer on its forthcoming adventure ‘The Little Acre’. In addition, the company has signed a publishing agreement with Curve Digital, who will be publishing the game on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.
Merging the charm of classical Don Bluth animation (All Dogs go to Heaven) with the magical wonder of a Myazaki world, The Little Acre is a stunning graphic adventure set in 1950s Ireland, which follows the story of Aidan and his young daughter, Lily. Investigating the sinister disappearance of his father, Aidan finds himself transported to a strange new world populated by bizarre creatures. Things are not helped when young Lily decides that she is going to ‘help’ and encounters her own perils along the way.
Featuring extensive hand-drawn animation and full voice acting, The Little Acre is a memorable, lovingly crafted adventure game.
This may be Pewter Games’ first title – but the team is supplemented by Broken Sword visionary Charles Cecil, who has come on board as Executive Producer. His role has been to help shape the later stages of development, his vast experience within the genre offering a unique perspective. It is the first time he has accepted an Executive Producer role.
“Mine and Chris’s gaming background is strangely disparate,” says Ben Clavin, Pewter Games. “Whilst between us we’ve played all the essentials, there’s only one series that we have both played – and that’s Broken Sword. Charles is one of the biggest names in adventure gaming, so having him agree to join the team is a huge endorsement of the work we’ve been doing.”
“There were already a few nods to Broken Sword within The Little Acre,” adds Chris Conlan, Pewter Games, “so to be working with Charles officially is a dream. His insight so far has been invaluable, and his experience in the genre is second to none. We’re absolutely over the moon he is on board!”
“When I first saw The Little Acre, I was blown away by the game’s beauty and attention to detail,” says Charles Cecil. “I was delighted to discover how much of an influence Broken Sword had had on The Little Acre and was enormously flattered when Chris and Ben asked me to act as Executive Producer. “It’s a game I would have been extremely proud to have written myself and I am very excited to be building a relationship, and friendship, with a very talented young development team.”
The Little Acre will be available later this year for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Traditional hand-drawn animation
Two playable characters
Beautiful original score
Fully voice acted
Unique transitions to an isometric perspective