For this week’s Switch Kickstarter Project of the Week, we will be looking at Greg Lobanov’s Chicory: A Colorful Tale. The game has no specific release window and is simply down as 202X, so we shouldn’t be expecting this one anytime soon. The game is being primarily developed for PC and Mac, with ports to consoles a possibility in the future. Here’s the rundown:
Chicory: A Colorful Tale is an adventure game about a dog wielding a magic paintbrush! Use the power of art to explore, solve puzzles, help your animal friends and restore color to the world.
The Brush is a one-of-a-kind artifact that can color the world. Naturally, it needs a wielder, a master artist responsible for all colors and for passing the brush down. The current wielder, Chicory, is immensely talented and beloved by all… until all the color in the land vanishes, and her with it! I guess that leaves it up to you, her number one fan, to take up the brush and fill in for her. Hmm… good luck!
In the game you explore freely from screen to screen and use your magic brush to draw on anything and color the world as you see fit!
But it’s not all fun and games. A dark forest is growing at the edges of the realm, sapping color from the land and causing all kinds of problems for the populace of the Picnic Province. As the new wielder, you’re unfortunately responsible to handle that too. You’ll have to venture into dark places, and confront what lies within…
On the plus side, these tribulations will strengthen your bond with the brush, granting you new paint abilities! These abilities will let you explore to farther and newer places–think like a Metroid-style powerup. The first ability you get will make your paint glow in the dark, allowing you to explore dark places like caves!
The world and the things that live in it will respond to your paint in all kinds of unique and unexpected ways! You can expect to encounter many playful interactions and little puzzles as you explore from place to place.
As you explore, you’ll meet many characters who might need your help or want you to draw things for them! Most of these little requests are completely optional, but helping characters might unlock more opportunities later, or net you sweet new clothes.
Chicory: A Colorful Tale requires $30,000USD and is currently sitting at $56,518USD after 1,546 backers with 19 days remaining. In regards to a console/Switch port, the team had this to say:
Believe us–we are REALLY excited about bringing this game to consoles!!! But we have to make decisions like these carefully, based on the health & progress of the project and what opportunities become available to us, as well as our funding. We think it will be best to announce those when we already have a clear roadmap to deliver on those promises. We hope you can understand!
Extra funding will help make this possible, and if/when we announce more platforms in the future, we will do everything we can to provide the option of new platforms to our backers!
Thank you to our $5 and up Patreon Backer for their ongoing support:
- Belinda Cubitt