Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure looks like it was drawn by a five-year-old. Normally, a statement like that could be interpreted negatively. In this case, it’s an apt description for this game’s art style and reflective of one of its creators.
Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure, from developer Untold Entertainment, is literally drawn by a five-year-old, and its hand-drawn crayon-art expresses the game’s overall tone. It’s a whimsical, imaginative adventure that will captivate children of all ages.
The concept for Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure came from Untold’s Ryan Henson Creighton and his young daughter, Cassie. She’s responsible for a bulk of what players see in the game. She drew the world, its characters, the title card, voiced the main character, and even contributed to some of the game’s puzzles. The story is about a young girl on the hunt for her favorite animal: the ponycorn, which is a hybrid of ponies and unicorns, naturally.
This is a point-and-click adventure of the simplest order. In order to gather the ponycorns, players must collect various items that will free the creatures from captivity. Along the way, players run into some of the world’s denizens, including the most villainous of all creations, a giant lemon.
There’s nothing particularly difficult about Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure. Even the most casual of players will complete the game in less than 20 minutes. However, the experience is definitely worth checking out to see the inventive way that Cassie’s drawings are used as the game’s are assets. It’s an endearing game filled with childlike imagination, and one that parents will want to show their young children.
Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure is free to play on the game’s official website. Those that appreciate young Cassie Creighton’s work are encouraged to donate to her college fund through a link on the site. The game will also be featured as an IndieCade 2011 finalist at next month’s festival.
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