When done right adventure games have the ability to be absolutely wonderful. Some of the best, and rarest, are those which manage to be incredibly funny from beginning to end. Although I’ve personally yet to play the demo just yet, Seventeen Uncles: A Pug’s Life seems like a game with the capacity to be brilliant in this regard. The story focuses on a bipedal pug named Kirk who signs a deal with the devil which goes horribly wrong. His goal is to save the soul of his wife who unfortunately got mixed up in all this. Along the way, our pugnacious protagonist will encounter a whole host of wonderful weirdos.
Point and click adventure games, especially classic ones, often have a problem with puzzle design wherein things are completely wacky. Puzzles for Seventeen Uncles: A Pug’s Life are not meant to be cryptic. If you do get stuck, you can simply call upon Miss Tick (a blood-leeching tick on the top of Kirk’s head) for hints. Although the story themes are a bit dark, the game will still remain lightheared so it can be appealing to all ages. That 90s era Nickelodeon art style certainly helps in that regard too.
Curious players can give Seventeen Uncles: A Pug’s Life a try right now via the demo (Windows only). The Kickstarter goal is reasonable at £3,000 (or $4,635) as long as folks end up discovering the page. You can help get the word out by giving it an upvote on Steam Greenlight.
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