IndieGogo has been host to some pretty well received adventure games in the past, and another one has just hit the site. Foxtail is a homage to the classic pixelated point and click adventure days in that you, well, point and click. But there’s more to the game than just tugging at our nostalgic heart strings. It also promises to tug at our emotional heart strings as well. There looks to be a deep story there, and one that I welcome.
In Foxtail you play as a young fox girl named Leah as she travels from the big city to visit her dear grandmother. During her journey you’ll discover a good deal about her past and her as a person. She’s had a tragic life and her story is revealed throughout the game. That’s one thing that I love about adventure games. They can be serious and still be an enjoyable experience.
Leah’s adventure is a personal one, but she will meet many colorful characters along the way that will request her help or friendship. Every decision that you make for Leah and others will have a lasting impact on the world itself.
Of course, Foxtail is also more than just a story about finding yourself and helping others. It’s an adventure game, which means that you’ll have to figure out solutions to several puzzles throughout. Use your wits and inventory to get through the hard times while making your way towards the end of Leah’s journey. Wherever it takes her.
I know that some people would probably see Foxtail and say something like “Eww, furries. Gross.” But, I believe that having animals with human qualities actually helps to make some stories much more personal. Don’t ask me why I feel this way, but I do love a good anthro story. Besides, it’s just another way of telling beautiful tales and this one looks to be a great addition to the genre.
August 1 Update: The Foxtail developers have now launched a Kickstarter campaign. Learn more about it right here.