With the always looming horde of upcoming games on the horizon, it’s always pleasant to see a game that looks like it’s just doing everything right. I recently stumbled across The Girl and the Robot, and instantly fell in love—the graphics remind me of Ico, the gameplay reminds me of Mario 64, and the story sounds downright charming.
The third-person action-adventure game from Flying Carpet Games is “set in a fairy tale about a little girl trying to escape from an ancient castle ruled by an evil queen. The castle is filled with hordes of steam powered antique robots trying to capture her. While trying to find a way out, she meets a defective robot that helps her in her adventure,” according to the developer’s website.
Sounds simple, yet fantastic, right?
The game is still early in development, but already there are screenshots, an early gameplay video, and a video of the first level. We’ll keep you updated on this one.
Here’s a video of the girl walking around the first level (keep in mind some of the animations aren’t finished yet, like jumping):
This is a tour of the first level:
Here is screenshot of some of the robot minions you’ll be facing:
And here’s some concept art showing some of the interactions between the girl and her robot: