Children of Silentown is a brand new point and click adventure from Daedalic that I got to check out at Gamescom recently. It has a dark and moody feel to it and a style that screams “Tim Burton” whilst seemingly taking inspiration from various point and click greats.
You play as Lucy, a girl growing up in a town located deep within a forest. There’s more to it than that though. The forest is inhabited by monsters that come out at night. People keep disappearing, which isn’t something uncommon, but when Lucy tries to investigate alone… well you can imagine the rest.
From what I saw and played the game is shaping up to be very intriguing with some well thought through puzzle design and a really nice feel to it when played with a controller. There is humour there but it’s definitely not a comedy point and click adventure.
The town is scared of what happens around it. The monsters seemed to dictate how people live, making sure that they’re not too loud and making sure that they stay inside after dark. Even though your character is young and the puzzles that I witnessed were largely simple tasks like helping prepare a meal there was a creeping atmosphere growing through every minute of what I played.
I have high hopes for Children of Silentown. It’s got a striking style and is another example of a fine looking point and click adventure during a period of a point and click boom. Not only does it look the part but it was easy to pick up and play as well, which is always a good thing.
If you’re interested in Children of Silentown and want to know when it’s out then unfortunately there’s not an answer for that yet. You can play a prologue of the game over on Steam though if you want to check it out and get a feel for it.