Trailer for Dropsy is Adorable Nightmare Fuel

Trailer for Dropsy is Adorable Nightmare Fuel

Can't sleep, clown will hug me.

It's all too common to be creeped out by a clown, but rarely do you see them be both unsettling and charming at the same time. That's what this trailer for Dropsy, an adventure game bound for PC, iOS, and Android, appears to be.

In the game, Dropsy is a once beloved clown with a gift for communicating with animals and a life in ruins. His family's circus has burned to the ground, his father is ill, and his reputation is destroyed. The solution to these problems will involve hugging total strangers and performing other acts of kindness.

The game's website describes Dropsy as a "non-traditional take on the classic point and click adventure formula," featuring an open world in which players explore, discover puzzles, and piece together the story as they choose rather than be forced down a single, linear narrative path. The game also advertises itself as a text-free experience, using visual icons instead of traditional dialog trees. So, if you don't like reading, Dropsy might be your thing.

Dropsy was developed by game designer and artist Jay Tholen, who ran a Kickstarter campaign to fund production in 2013, and A Jolly Corpse. Devolver Digital will be publishing the game, which is set to release on September 10.

Sources: Official Website, Kickstarter

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I need this in my life. In my day-to-day existence. In my veins.

Seriously, I have a hard time imagining anything appealing to me more than this.

Ok this is driving me crazy, I remember this being announced for the vita, yet now I can't seem to find any reference to it being released on the vita. Did I just imagine the announcement in a dream like state hoping the vita would get more games?

I still plan on getting it because it looks fantastic, it's just that one thing that's bugging me.

All must behold Dropsy's second appearance, an online crowdsourced pixel art comic. Not crowdsourced as in crowdfunded, rather the clown's decisions were mob rule, and subsequently animated by the artist!
http://jaytholen.net/dropsy2.html

More importantly, here Dropsy is...uh, "dancing". I don't know what else to call it.
http://jaytholen.net/dropsy.swf

I'm now rather interested!

There's something about unsettling undertones that always makes me laugh.
(Gotta love that dark humor)

Awwwww thats adorable!

Conrad Zimmerman:
In the game, Dropsy is a once beloved clown with a gift for communicating with animals and a life in ruins. His family's circus has burned to the ground, his father is ill, and his reputation is destroyed. The solution to these problems will involve hugging total strangers and performing other acts of kindness.

So, you could say that he's a...
dismal jester?

I'm actually pretty hype for this.

Looks like it's gonna be a fun time!

 

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