Story Delivery Vehicle: The Revolution Will Not Be Fertilized – “Lili”

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What is it? – A third-person adventure game created by small newcomer studio BitMonster, set on an island populated by wooden automatons and the forest spirits which subjugate them

How do I get it into my brain? – currently available for certain iOS devices

So here was a nice little surprise. The iPhone and iPad are turning out to be pretty swell casual game devices, but the marketplace is flooded with so many thousands of variations on the same game types that it’s a bit of a dig to find something interesting. That can be a bit of an adventure in itself, but here we have a unique little adventure game that lends itself well to this platform. I honestly wasn’t expecting to have too much to say about it… the only reason I looked at all was because the developer and some of the reviewers hinted at a story. Especially on these platforms, so many small-scale games eschew any sort of narrative, settling for a simple premise and letting the gameplay stand as the hook. And yet, more than the gameplay itself, I found myself compelled to proceed to see how events in the story played out, and what little discoveries were waiting behind locked doors and in treasure chests. Plus, I figured out how to take screenshots with my iPad, so I am taking the opportunity to play around with article format some more!

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