Most of us may think of Finland as a lovely land of lakes, islands, and forests, but indie developer plans to show us a different side of the scenic Nordic country in the upcoming comedy Adventures of Frederik Ceppo, currently seeking funds through Indiegogo.
Players assume the role of the titular character, who lives in the town of Likajoki (which translates as "Filth River" in English). As Frederik, you have an insatiable belief in your own ability to accomplish anything, even though you live in "a home that's almost a dumpster, you get pizza from homeless people and you have to drink your beer in the back room of the bar." You'll soon find that "what’s normal for Mr. Ceppo is abnormal for most of the planet's population", but when trouble arrives in Likajoki, the town's very future falls squarely on the shoulders of this most unlikely hero.
This hand-drawn, fully voiced point-and-click adventure promises to let players explore Frederik's home town and meet its many "crazy" citizens based on real-life characters (as the developers declare, "Finland can be a weird place sometimes!"). During your travels, you'll find yourself investigating a "creepy mansion of a mad scientist" whose secrets you must reveal. Along the way, you'll need to solve "numerous puzzles ranging from helping friends to discovering how strange machines work."
In order to make this game a reality by the end of this year, indie studio HoostBank Games are seeking to supplement their own financing with an additional €10,000 through Indiegogo by September 5th. A minimum €15 will earn backers a downloadable copy of the game for PC or Mac upon completion. Note that as a flexible funding campaign, all pledges will be fulfilled regardless of whether the game reaches its ultimate goal.
To learn more about the Adventures of Frederik Ceppo and contribute to its campaign, visit the Indiegogo page for full details.