I’m a sucker for a good graphical novel / adventure game. Drop me into the world of Hotel Dusk or something like that and I’ll be happy. I love the simplicity of simply telling a good story, but add in a view simple puzzles and some graphical elements and you’ve got my attention. Toss in some incredibly adorable looking characters? Even better.
Nairi: Tower of Shirin is an adventure game that was succesfully funded on Kickstarter back in March of 2016. Since then the development team have been working to bring the game to both Steam and the Nintendo Switch. The game tells the story of a young girl name Nairi, who is a trouble upper class girl, and Rex, as they try to uncover a mystery in an oasis city called Shirin.
According to the game’s developers features include:
- Enjoy a huge amount of ridiculously cute hand-drawn art!
- Meet tons of charming characters!
- Become absorbed in a captivating story!
- Collect, trade and combine wacky items!
- Solve brain-teasing puzzles!
- Enjoy a beautiful soundtrack!
The game looks like an adorable children’s novel and I’m very interested in seeing more of this game. You can check out a teaser trailer and some additional screenshots of the game below. I’ve reached out to the developer for more information. The game is currently slated for release in 2018, but no firm date has been given as of yet.