It should be painfully apparent by now that I’m a fan of adventure games. I’m especially partial towards the Sierra On-Line style of play. So it should come as to no surprise that I’ll take a look at a game inspired by these titles. Enter For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls, a point and click mystery inspired by the Laura Bow series. And from what I’ve seen, it looks like a good addition to the genre.
In For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls, you play as Lorna Bains. She’s a sort of detective and part-time fence. Think Laura Bow with ties to the underground. At least, that’s what I got from it. It’s a mystery game in the same vein, as you’re looking for clues to solve the crime. All while juggling your school life with your less-than-legal job. That’s all I really know about the game, but it’s enough to want to know more.
For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls is being developed by a two-person team, half of which is Natalie Juhasz. She’s a big supporter of the adventure community herself, so I know they’ll do right by the genre. This team also has other titles under their belts, all free to play, so do check them out. I know I plan to. There’s even another Lorna Baines game to see more of this heroine.
If For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls was launched on Kickstarter I’d have no problem backing this one, even with them using flexible funding on IndieGogo. I may not like the concept, but I would still make exceptions for projects that look great. In the case of this one, I believe it’ll be a great addition to any adventure game fan’s collection.