First details touch down for Football Game

You'd be forgiven for thinking Cloak and Dagger Games' upcoming Football Game is actually a sports title, but really it's a retro-styled point-and-click adventure due to arrive later this year.

The game is set in 1987, and players take control of Tommy, the star high school quarterback (this is American football, not soccer). Life couldn't be better for the young man, for whom the town of East Bend is your "playground." Or at least, it was until now. There's a big game tonight for the Purchase County Turbines, and "your sweetheart is waiting in the bleachers." But on this night, "something is amiss", and players will "join Tommy for a night that you won't forget."

While that's it for story details so far, we're promised a "twisted experimental narrative" with an odd cast of characters to interact with, including "friends, foes, teachers, and an unbalanced mother." It should come as no surprise, therefore, that the developers cite David Lynch as one of their inspirations, along with 1980s American culture. For all its surreal story elements, however, Football Game features a traditional point-and-click adventure game aesthetic, complete with "puzzles and dialog interactions familiar to the genre."

Intended to be a short experience of with up to an hour of gameplay, Football Game will be budget-priced accordingly and released on Steam later this year if its Greenlight campaign is successful.

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Football Game  2018

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The Terrible Old Man  2015

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A Date in the Park  2014

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