YES – a new game from Fancy Factory is in the works: Scott Whiskers in: the Search for Mr. Fumbleclaw
Hello fellow Point’n’Clickers! Axel here from Fancy Factory! Welcome to another one-developer-zero-budget-point-and-click-adventure: “Scott Whiskers in: The Search for Mr. Fumbleclaw” – https://www.scottwhiskers.com/
SWiTSfMF (for the sake of simplicity lets call it “Scott Whiskers” 😉 ) is a humorous point’n’click adventure game inspired by the legends of the genre, especially Monkey Island, Zak McKracken, Maniac Mansion or Runaway – a Road Adventure.
It’s a modern, cartoony 2.5D adventure (hand-drawn 2D HD backgrounds and 3D characters) and will be released for Windows, macOS, Linux, Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Android, iOS, tvOS and Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator (just kidding…unfortunately Samsung thought the game was too hot for their fridge). With full mouse and keyboard, touch and gamepad support on all supported platforms.
The games story is about the quest for a missing cat, some more cats, crazy rich people and hard-working people, even more cats, capable and not-so-capable movie businessmen, the joys of experimental vegan food, serious police work, and lots of other crazy stuff. Oh, and did I mention it’s also about cats? Why so many cats I hear you (not) asking…well…because I am a crazy cat-person. And the minion of many furry lords. If you like – you can follow their regency on their very own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AxelsKittyCorner 😺
Well, story-wise the game contains everything I love and like. From my love for animals to my love for Star Trek and other nerdy things – it’s all in the game. All the things I grew up with in the late 70s and 80s. Yes, I am really that old. In fact, I am SO old that I know firsthand from the 80s that a C64, a hamster, and a microwave are one hell of a combination. ☠️
With “Scott Whiskers in: The Search for Mr. Fumbleclaw”, I have fulfilled a long-standing dream. I have been working in the games industry for quite a while and have already released several smaller and larger projects with my own one-man company Fancy Factory and some other companies. But nothing as complex as “Scott Whiskers” yet.
It is quite a task to do all the conception, writing, programming and marketing. And sadly I have absolutely NO artistic skills at all. 😁 And I have first and foremost my skilled nephew Daniel to thank for providing me with the beautiful 2D backgrounds for this game for free. Without him, I would never have been able to afford this dream. Yes, this is really a “nearly no budget” project. And you’ll notice every single cent which wasn’t spent! Promised! 😉
And – due to the limited budget of the project, there will be a Kickstarter campaign in the near future. And I would be happy to have you on board for it!
Hopefully I will be able to translate the game into some more languages (it’s definitely available in English and German). And a full dubbing would be great too.
When the Kickstarter campaign launches, there will be a small demo available for download.
You are welcome to register for the campaign on Kickstarter and get notified when the campaign starts (which will happen sometimes next year): https://www.kickstarter.com/…/scott-whiskers-in-the…
And – until then – please follow the development progress on Facebook.
Thanks for reading and: live long and prosper!