A Little Less Desperation launched a Kickstarter today here.
You can download the Mac Demo
and Win Demo.
Check out the screenshots here.
Check out oldmariners First Look here.
A Little Less Desperation is an epic space adventure point & click game, full of interstellar journeys, zany characters, a mighty robot villain, an alien beauty of epic proportions [well to certain other species at least] & last, but not least: a bold & courageous hero willing to sacrifice all, to save the universe! Unfortunately nobody applied for the role of the hero... Just when we were about to scrap the project, we met Jacob. Actually he more sort of ambled in off the street to sell us some of his homegrown organic vegetables. He didn't stand a chance against our smooth talking agents & we soon talked him into taking on the role of the space hero. I guess we have since had to stretch the meaning of space hero a bit in Jacob' case but in the end, he didn't screw up as badly as we thought he would.
A Little Less Desperation is a classic point & click adventure game with a marvelous and often absurd story. One that comes complete with mind melting puzzles [yet to be confirmed], whimsical characters and oft-hilarious dialog and observation. Don't worry there's not a sliding puzzle in sight; well not yet, anyway…
Jacob is alone in the woods on a trip to self-discovery, as a UFO crashes. The little alien pilot makes friends with Jacob, who decides to help the visitor with his dilemma. As the UFO has been destroyed, they repair the damaged interstellar emergency call transmitter and summon help. As a big ship appears, it turns out to be a bounty huntress who carries off both Jacob and the little alien into the depths of space.
For Jacob this is the beginning of an odyssey across the galaxy. Slowly it becomes clear how profound the story is Jacob blundered into. He comes into the firing line of a mighty and evil robot whose vicious plans are endangered by Jacob. A funny story evolves with odd situations and surprising twists. At the end Jacob discovers that his potential was a lot bigger than he could imagine.
We don’t intend to reinvent the genre of adventure games with „A Little Less Desperation“, we just want to tell a really good story in the manner of the famous classics. We want to challenge the player with elaborate puzzles and make him laugh with hilarious cutscenes. The adventure is completely illustrated with amazing background images, has a superb soundtrack and contains many crazy ideas!
„A Little Less Desperation“ is not supposed to be a sterile industrial product designed to meet the taste of the majority. No, we are independent and we can make the game as wacky as we want to! And we do have loads of wacky ideas! Look forward to an odd game with the cranky feel of real handicraft!