Steam Next Fest – Lost in Play

It is that time of the year again where Steam has its very own Next Fest, in which a plethora of demos are available through very difficult menu navigation and piss poor layout. I have free time so I am able to play some demos and I am really excited about it. This week’s demo is Lost in Play.

Lost in Play is a point-and-click adventure game from Happy Juice Games and published by Joystick Ventures. The demo is currently on Steam and is slated to release in the Summer.

In Lost in Play you take control of a brother and sister and their adventure into, honestly, a child’s imagination. It starts out very innocent but in a blink of an eye, they are teleported to a whimsical but unknown land filled with lots of frogs who need help with Excalibur and a spooky, horned bear who needs to be slain. The overall story seems to be something that literally everyone can enjoy.

The game is absolutely beautiful. Lost in Play is literally a playable cartoon. The way that the characters move is great, and the colors are fantastic. The hand-crafted artwork is top tier.

What can there be said for Point and Click adventures? Solve some clever puzzles, like helping a frog find a can opener, with the appropriate clicks of the mouse. The minigames that are introduced are good but the checkers puzzle towards the end was a frustrating time.

Music is damn good too. Each area has its very own soundtrack that fits the aesthetic really well. At home, the music is very relaxed, whereas the forest has a foreboding sound accentuated with the sounds of forest animals.

Lost in Play’s demo was really good. I ended up playing it for about an hour and my wife jumped in last minute to experience it. She thought it was super cute and so do I. I took a chance on this demo because I usually do not play point-and-click games, but I was glad that I did.

I don’t think that Lost in play was on the front page of Steam but the link up top should take you right to it.

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