Studio Cima has announced that its upcoming narrative adventure game, The Perfect Pencil, is in development for PC and Nintendo Switch.
PC and Nintendo Switch Development Underway for ‘The Perfect Pencil’
With combat and platforming elements taking inspiration from action-adventure games such as Hollow Knight and psychological depth of the characters, typical of games like Celeste and Limbo, this combination is beautifully wrapped in a hand drawn art style. The Perfect Pencil aims to challenge players to comprehend and face uncomfortable situations that stem from their fears and anxieties – a topic very much in the zeitgeist of today – as part of a wholly engaging experience.
As you walk through mind-bending landscapes, the significance of the locales will start to become clear. The world is full of meaning, the characters are metaphors and personifications, and not everything is as chaotic as it looks. This land mirrors emotions, represents psychological reactions to fear and reflects human moods. The journey of the main character is also a reflection of his personal growth and throughout his journey players will face decisions that challenge their perception of the human psyche.
Engaging and unusual interactions, challenging choices, surprising exploration and fast paced combat will keep the gameplay interesting throughout whilst the narrative reveals itself. This game has its own language full of humour and allegories which it uses alongside immersive gameplay, to speak intimately to the player.
“I’m so proud and excited to finally announce The Perfect Pencil, a project made with love, attention and commitment,” says studio director Stefano Rauzi. “It was born from the idea of telling a personal story of psychological struggle, through interaction with peculiar and multifaceted characters. The video game medium gives the opportunity to create an immersive experience that I hope will allow the players to confront and discover something about themselves while building their own personal path. The Perfect Pencil is our attempt at creating a unified narrative experience that encapsulates a vulnerable, beautiful element of the human condition.”
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