A dream becomes reality next month
Since its release on PC and mobile platforms in October 2022, point and click adventure, Lucy Dreaming, has enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive reception from industry press and adventure game fans alike. The first commercial release from fledgling British studio Tall Story Games, this love letter to the 90s LucasArts classics like Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle was borne from solo developer Tom Hardwidge’s childhood passion for point & click adventures. With no previous industry experience, Tom and his wife, Emma Hardwidge (the voice behind the titular Lucy) founded Tall Story Games during the COVID pandemic, and have single-handedly seen the game through to completion, taking responsibility for the design, writing, artwork and development as well as all of the PR, marketing and all of the other hats required to self-publish a commercial game.
Now, less than three months after the initial launch, Nintendo fanboy Tom’s inner-child is standing prouder than ever after the Switch console port of Lucy Dreaming earned Nintendo’s approval to release on February 28th, 2023, and the possibility of other console ports is also on the horizon.
Lucy Dreaming is an old school point & click adventure game heavily inspired by writer and developer Tom Hardwidge’s childhood love of LucasArts classics like Monkey Island, and British comedies such as Blackadder and Monty Python. Its unique dreaming mechanic opens up a humorous journey between fantastical dream worlds and cold, hard reality to discover the cause of a young girl’s recurring nightmares
Murder, nightmares, weasels and a heavy dose of sarcasm await all who visit the small British town of Figgington where Lucy and her family are at the centre of a decade-old mystery. From the local pub and run-down corner shop to the imaginative, surreal dreamscapes inside Lucy’s head, the game’s nostalgic pixel art is like a warm hug from the past, with oodles of detail, 90s pop-culture and sarcastic British humour.
Hop on your bike and use your map to navigate every corner of this strange and backward town as you attempt to unearth the truth behind Lucy’s disturbing nightmares and discover the dark secrets hidden in her subconscious. Along the way you’ll meet a cast of extraordinary characters who emerge from the depths of Lucy’s imagination, and solve a huge variety of puzzles that span both dreams and reality. So pour yourself a nice cup of tea and bring your powers of observation, logic and lateral thinking (just don’t forget your teddy bear).