It’s almost Spooky Season and what better kind of game to combine with a cozy little point and click that will make you yearn for the 80s and also allows you to solve a murder? Epic of Llama’s Abnormal detection aims to do both with nostalgic pixel style and timeless 80s vibes. Headbands, spandex and acid-washed jeans will be prominent features.
Game designer at Epic Llama, Hernan Lopez, has stated why we love this decade so much – the ’80s and early ’90s “pivotated our curiosity, helps us to sharpen our minds and lays the groundwork for who we will become.” And it’s this sentiment that makes Unusual Findings a love letter to the glory days of palaces, movies and music.
We won’t share the embarrassing stories of the 80s here, but what we to be do is share details from the press release, going into detail about the theme and mood of the game. Make sure you jot down all of those references, both below and in the trailer!
It’s Christmas time in a small rural town, but best friends like thief Vinny, Nick and Tony don’t think about presents. With a cable decoder in hand, the guys just need to twist the antenna to decode the channels. But instead of age-restricted content, they found an unsettling alarm signal from a spacecraft crash landing on the outskirts of the woods.
Out in the woods, things take a turn for the worse when a giant alien appears. Faced with a threat to family, friends, and their very existence, the boys embark on a timeless investigation into coming of age in the age of VHS for hire, science-worshipping. Fiction and the New Wave.
Busy at the seams with heart-wrenching references, clever easter eggs, and even licensed music like Dead or Alive’s “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record),” Unusual find boasts ’80s vibes while pressing the genre forward and staying true to its roots
This adventure can be rendered in nostalgic 16-bit art, but let’s leave pixel hunting in the past with a handy assist mode that highlights all clickable points of interest. Make crucial, game-changing choices in a suspenseful story full of voice acting inspired by classic films of the era like Goonies and Lost boys. Write your own private script on its way to dozens of possible endings and outcomes.
Many of the decisions and dialogue choices directly affect relationships and the story — some puzzles and areas won’t even be visible in each level! Challenge kids at the Laser Llamas Arcade, learn new tricks at the Emerald Sword comic store, and find clues at the Video Buster rental store. Immerse yourself in a fun soundtrack, combine inventory items to find puzzle solutions, and don’t worry about where the journey will lead — just immerse yourself in the attractions and games of the decade on the go.
If you love your clicks and are always nostalgic for the Decade of Greed, then Unusual Findings (which we think about it now, is a total pun on words). Strange things) is something to watch on the eShop next month.
Will you download Anomalies on October 12? Greet us (not our “little friends”) in the comments!