For this week’s Switch Kickstarter Project of the Week, we will be looking at Scarecrow Studio’s 3 Minutes to Midnight. The game is slated to release in June 2020 on PC first, followed closely by a console release (including Switch). Here’s the overview:
3 Minutes to Midnight is an adventure game brought to life by Scarecrow Studio—a small, passionate team—and is unlike any you have ever seen before.
Most fans of point-and click-games would assume this is a pretty straightforward adventure game with a beginning and an end. But… what if that wasn’t the case? What if every action you took had consequences? What if each puzzle had truly and wildly different solutions? Sounds pretty revolutionary, right?
Follow Betty Anderson and Eliza Barret as they unravel a mystery in their sleepy little New Mexico town. With over 15 hours of gameplay, charismatic art, breathtaking environments, and a colorful cast of characters—each of whom has extensive dialogues and intricate backstories—this game will keep you glued to the screen.
It also boasts droves of items—each with its own customized description and special role—to use in the game’s complex, challenging, and enthralling puzzles.
It’s the late 1940s and somewhere, in the middle of nowhere, a loud explosion shatters the night. A plucky teenager wakes up with a jolt. Where is she? WHO is she?
Turns out she is Betty Anderson, and whatever blew up in the desert seems to have wiped her memory clean, but as she’ll soon learn, Betty has a lot more to worry about than amnesia. Like, say, a town full of people who aren’t what they seem, an overly ambitious mayor, a top-secret military base, the mafia, and a potbellied pig with a vendetta. Then there’s this little problem of a doomsday plot counting down to the extinction of the human race… but she’ll get to that later.
Point and click adventure games have been making a comeback over the past five years and 3 Minutes to Midnight seems like it will slot in nicely to the lineup. The trailer above seems hectic with explosions, protests, guitars and water monsters… there’s a lot going on there which shows a lot of promise.
3 Minutes to Midnight requires €50,000 and is currently sitting at €46,725 after 659 backers with 12 days remaining. So if you’d like to support the development of this game and secure yourself a copy, click the link below.
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