While game adaptations of movies and vice versa, haven’t been all that great, there’s still a chance that video game adaptations of books, can leave a delightful taste in our mouths, as opposed to the sour ones we’re used to.
One such adaptation is Storm Boy: The Game, which is based on the children’s book by Colin Thiele, in 1964. Strom Boy: The Game will blow its way to the consoles (including Nintendo Switch) and PC, on November 20 and will be playable at PAX AUS 2018 this week.
For more on Storm Boy: The Game, the official announcement can be seen here:
Storm Boy: The Game Flocks to Consoles, PC, Mobile on Nov. 20
Classic Australian Children’s Book Comes to Life
SYDNEY, NSW – Oct. 23, 2018 – Storm Boy: The Game, an adaptation of the novella exploring the friendship between a child and his pet pelican, soars to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac, iOS, and Android on Nov. 20, 2018.
Based on Colin Thiele’s beloved 1964 children’s book, Storm Boy: The Game is an interactive telling that allows players to experience this classic story in a new medium, taking control of the eponymous protagonist and his amiable pelican companion, Mr. Percival, as the pair explores the lush natural beauty of the Coorong lagoon and South Australia’s majestic coastline.
Developed by Blowfish Studios, this adaptation recreates key moments from the tale while also introducing a variety of entertaining and relaxing mini-games to relish. These activities include sailing, bird feeding, sand surfing, cockle hunting, playing fetch, drawing, and more.
“Our team is proud to translate Storm Boy into the world of games and provide players with a new way to enjoy this heartfelt story, whether they grew up with it or are experiencing it for the first time,” said Ellen Jurik, Storm Boy: The Game’s director, Blowfish Studios. “We can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve done and are happy to announce our Nov. 20 release date.”
Prior to launch, Storm Boy: The Game will be playable at PAX Aus 2018, taking place Oct. 26-28 in Melbourne, Australia.
Source: BlowFish Studios PRTags: Blowfish Studios, Colin Thiele, news, Nintendo Switch, Storm Boy: The Game
This post was written by Jack Longman