Adventure game fans are no strangers to the English town of Cornwall, but instead of hunting ghosts this time, we'll soon be hunting treasure in Cheeky Sprite Studios' The Secret Cove, which is currently seeking some treasure of its own through Kickstarter.
The Secret Cove casts players in the role of a "down-on-your-luck, out of work deckhand" living in a rundown beach cottage. Seeking solace in the bottom of a bottle at the local pub, your fortunes change one stormy night when you "overhear two old fisherman talking tales of Cornish folklore, smuggling and the legend of 'The Secret Cove'. One of the fishermen arrogantly boasts that he has proof that the legend may just be true, claiming he has the journal of a deceased notorious smuggler that will lead him to lost treasure."
In your quest for the legendary treasure hidden "deep within the lost smugglers' tunnels", you will venture both above and below ground, and even underwater, visiting many real Cornish locations such as St. Ives Wharf, Padstow Harbour, Minack Theatre, St. Michael's Mount, Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, and Tintagel Castle. As you interact with these 3D rendered environments, you can freely explore the "non-linear game world, solve puzzles, find artifacts and create tools to help you on your way."
In order to complete the game by October 2015 for PC, Mac, iOS, Windows 8 and Android devices, the developers are asking for £50,000 through Kickstarter by October 24. Backers who make a minimum £10 pledge will get a downloadable copy of the game. To learn more and contribute to its crowdfunding campaign, visit the Kickstarter page for full details.
Update: Since time of writing, this Kickstarter has been canceled.