While Germany and Poland as a whole are well known for their prolific adventure game production, the same can't be said of the central European region of Lusatia in particular. Helping address that imbalance is Krabat and the Secret of the Sorbian King, a comedic historical adventure based on popular Sorbian legends that is now available for PC and mobile devices.
It's 1714, and Lusatia is "suffering under the tyranny" of Augustus II the Strong. Augustus feels threatened by a rebellion in his realm, rumoured to be led by a mysterious "Sorbian King" long since thought dead. In order to prevent Augustus from destroying the Sorbs completely, it is up to the famous legendary wizard Krabat to embark on an adventure on his flying horse carriage to "find out who or what threatens the Saxon King."
Presented in a cartoony hand-drawn art style, Krabat is a traditional third-person point-and-click adventure that takes players to several real historical events and places in Lower and Upper Lusatia such as Moritzburg Castle near Dresden, the town of Bautzen and the Spree Forest. Adding even more to the cultural flavour, the game is fully voiced with "authentic Sorbian voice recordings" and a soundtrack featuring both original compositions and "new arrangements of Sorbian songs."
Initially released only in its native language, Krabat and the Secret of the Sorbian King is now available with English and German subtitles. The first chapter is available free on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10, the App Store for iOS, and Google Play for Android, with the complete game offered exclusively as an in-app purchase on all three platforms.