What do you get when a wisecracking demon finds himself in the crosshairs of demon hunters hired by his arch nemesis? If you said, a comedic “tribute to late ‘90s point-and-click adventure games,” then congratulations, you’re absolutely right! If not…read on to learn more about the newly-released Darkestville Castle anyway!
Created by Argentina-based EPIC LLama, Darkestville Castle tells the story of Cid the Demon, a “laid-back being of pure darkness” who “spends his nights performing all kind of evil deeds to the peaceful people of Darkestville.” Yet, “little does he know that his old arch enemy is about to change his life forever.” Dan Teapot, Darkestville’s diminutive would-be savior, hires a group of demon hunters, the Romero Brothers, to put an end to Cid’s reign of terror once and for all.
Heavily inspired by games such as the Monkey Island series and Day of the Tentacle, Darkestville Castle promises a comedic storyline “full of danger, intrigue, and ridiculous premises,” along with “Tim Burton-esque gallows humor” and dozens of characters to interact with. A Steam-exclusive demo provides a short taste of the seven-plus hours projected for the full title, including fully-voiced dialogue, a few inventory puzzles, and a glimpse of the hand-painted 2D graphics and colorful scenes.
If you like what you see in the sampler, there's no need to wait for the rest, as the full version of Darkestville Castle is available now for download on Windows and Mac.