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Satirical indie Panchito Chepas looking for gold on Indiegogo

As rampant kleptomaniacs, adventure gamers are used to some devious behaviour, but you'll need to be even more nefarious in the upcoming indie Spanish adventure Panchito Chepas, currently raising funds through Indiegogo.

Players assume the role of the titular character as he arrives in a "godforsaken town" ruled by gold. The once-wealthy town has fallen on hard times with the depletion of its gold mines, but the corruption remains. It's now a town "overrun by a plague of thieves, hustlers and all kind of scum. All of them lead by a ruthless and tyrannical mayor." These villains still have gold stashed away, however, and it's the player's job to deprive them of it by any means necessary. As the developers claim, "This is no game for a person of high morals; to get through you will have to be a real bastard."

As seen in the first screenshots and trailer, Panchito Chepas is a hand-drawn adventure that resembles "old European comic books", set in a world designed with a "mixture of classic western cinema and [the developer's] own peculiar fantasy world." It's a satirical point-and-click game, inspired by the classics, and it promises to be "filled with quirky characters, handmade animations and challenging puzzles."

Panchito Chepas is planned as a trilogy, the first episode requiring €6,000 by August 29th though Indiegogo (the second and third installments will also be included if stretch goals are met). A minimum pledge of €15 will earn backers a free downloadable PC copy of however many episodes are successfully funded. To learn more about the game and contribute to the crowdfunding campaign, visit the Indiegogo page for full details.

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