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Growbot will be released in summer 2021, a game made using the Unity engine, developed by Wabisabi for Windows, Linux, and Mac. Inspired in classic titles and the traditional point and click style, but with a more modern twist.
These modern point and click adventure games are a mix of artistic displays and beautiful stories, smoothly made interactive. Similar to Machinarium and Loom, they combine technology and nature, and it's full of puzzles, hidden clues, and even a similar character: a small robot that lives in a world that seems to be done for.
About the game
Set in a space station that’s been attacked by the fast growth crystals, similar to the baobab trees in The Little Prince. The player has the objective of saving the world of Nara, a farmer robot in training that wishes to become the captain of their very own ship.
Through the adventure, you'll have to interact with plants and aliens, as well as repair machines all over the place. In the 2020 demo, Nara finds his captain unconscious, and with many pieces of its mechanism lost. That's why his first mission is to help his friend and to do this you'll have to do all the missing pieces and repair the captain.
Nara will need the help of Apila to complete this task, a little piggy inside of his brain that can also help him in solving the puzzles. The flowers you’ll find along the way will help you by giving you wisdom and the ability to create shields.
The illustrations in Growbot are charming, created by the award-winning artist Lisa Evans, whose trajectory in children's illustration is remarkable and created this playable work of art. She did this by creating multiple characters, beautiful creatures of all kinds, shiny, hairy, big, and small that serve different purposes throughout the story.
You'll notice the favorite element of the artist: the shiny water that flows through different places in the game. It's easy to catch a glimpse of it and to see why she's so proud of it. Generally speaking, the whole environment of the game has a posthumanist style full of organic entities, where nature is interconnected with technology.
A great example of this is how Nara, the main character, has a little piggy in his brain. Other characters have flowers or any kind of organic element. Thus representing a combination between technology, biology, and humanity.
Adding to all of this, the soundtrack is composed by Jessica Fichot, who helps to create the entire atmosphere of fantasy and adventure the game calls for. This helps Growbot in producing the feeling of curiosity and adventure, making it a story full of sensations and emotions.
For the fans of adventure games and childrens' fantasy with a lovely-yet-deep story, Growbot seems to be the ideal game. From the story to the characters, like Starbelly, a character with a galaxy to explore inside of it, everything is beautiful. Here, creativity and curiosity are essential, since there are different levels with tons of hidden secrets and adventures to explore.
The demo released at the Steam Game Festival this February 2021, and the interviews made by Gamereactor, it's enough info to get excited for Growbot and get our expectations high.
- Beautiful illustrations
- Amazing soundtrack
- Interesting story
- Promising graphics
- Available for just a few platforms.