Anthropomorphic animals are a regular staple in other mediums, but they've been relatively scarce in adventure games. Soon indie developers Artem Vodorez and Sergey Belov hope to reverse that trend with the release of their first adventure, FoxTail.
While little is known about FoxTail's story so far, the game stars a young fox named Lea on her way to visit her grandmother, which offers her an "escape [from] her problematic world and from her own tragic past." This game is more about the journey than the destination, however, as along the way she will encounter "many amazing characters, visit strange places, solve many puzzles all in a beautiful adventure that is inspired by the greats such as The Legend of Kyrandia, Monkey Island and King's Quest."
FoxTail's inspirations are clearly on display in the visual presentation as well. The early screenshots and trailer show off the retro pixel art and the hand-crafted animations, with the developers promising "no shaders, motion-blur, bokeh and other stuff. Everything is like it was in good old times."
There is currently no firm timeline for FoxTail's release, but the game is on track for completion sometime in 2016 for Windows and Linux. In the meantime, to assist the game getting picked up on Steam, you can vote for it through its Greenlight page.