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While the actual release is a while away and it's still in development, Adventure4Life Studios have put up a demo of their comedy point and click adventure Plot of the Druid.

Sounds like it's going to be a completely ridiculous game too, inspired by Simon the Sorcerer, Discworld and Harry Potter with an attempt at sarcastic British humour where you harness the power of nature to solve problems. There will be party crashing, wood spirits with hangovers, you get to avoid awkward social situations by turning into a small furry creature and plenty more.

As they said it would, it's now gained a demo which they said acts like a prologue to the full game so you can see some of what to expect ahead of a planned Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Here's some footage of the demo:

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Looks like it's going to be a pretty great point and click adventure, the demo certainly gave off a good impression and I enjoyed the little bits of puzzling gameplay it offered and the fun interactions. There's a certain feel of quality to it that I think players will enjoy.

Planned features include:

  • Innovative mechanism where the player can decide whether to deal with a situation as a human or a ferocious animal. Well, maybe not that ferocious, but one with a unique skill set
  • Harness the powers of nature in order to solve puzzles (sometimes an earthquake is just what’s needed to get people’s attention)
  • Beautiful hand-painted HD artwork in the style of old-school pixel art
  • Dozens of wacky characters, ALL fully voiced
  • Cool references to classic LucasArts and Sierra games
  • Two difficulty levels: Young Apprentice and Master of Disaster. Finish the game to earn a digital certificate with your name on it, signed by the Elder Druids themselves!
  • Many MANY smooth 2D animations, including amusing and thrilling cutscenes
  • Over an hour of immersive, charming background music

Find the Plot of the Druid demo on Steam.

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Eike 16 Oct, 2020
It's nice that you can smell stuff as the animal. :)
whizse 16 Oct, 2020
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Quoting: EikeIt's nice that you can smell stuff as the animal. :)
Absolutely! Space Quest IV had the possibility to smell and lick stuff. something I've always missed in other adventure games.

I think this is the first one to have actions for bite and scratch though.
crabel 18 Oct, 2020
I've finished the demo now, nice game. The riddles were tricky and not stupid. I had to use a mixture of switching "characters" and use the abilities (smell, climb, see in the dark, ...), talking with err "people" and combining items. The things I had to do made sense. Some games just make the riddles ridiculous hard by forcing you to do weird stuff. (I really hated Deponia in that regard)

On the Linux side: I had no issues except one, the framerate is currently unlimited. I asked about it and the developer promised that he will try to fix it in the next build.
Eike 19 Oct, 2020
The beta tested the demo and developer was very responsive and eager on getting feedback.
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