We play as both the young girl Sarina and her newly acquired friend Toru, a gentle and powerful stone golem. It blends 3D and 2D in what they've dubbed 'Western Art, Eastern Heart'.
The team hopes to 're-imagine' the point & click adventure so it can spread to tablets, as well as desktops. They aren't pursuing "complicated inventory" or "obscure puzzles".
"The Realm is set in a far distant future where the world has been reclaimed by nature. Our once proud cities now lie abandoned - overgrown with strange plants and twisted vines. The locations in The Realm reflect the real-life landscapes and architecture of the North East of England," blurbs the official .
"Some humans remain, but they are now leading a more simple life based around small rural communities entirely divorced from modern technology and science. The age of magic and mysticism has returned and there are rumours of stirrings in the forests." The Kickstarter campaign has just begun and they're asking for £195,000.
The game's description continues: "In The Realm, the player controls both our heroes - Sarina and Toru. To complete the adventure, the player must learn to utilize the unique abilities of both characters to solve the many puzzles and to overcome the many threats that dwell in The Realm."
"Sarina is adventurous, feisty and smart. However, she is vulnerable to the many natural hazards and creatures found in the world. She is fast and nimble, but her size means that she is unable to perform many of the tasks required to progress. Luckily, Toru is able to lend his power in assistance."
"Toru is a giant stone golem who has been dormant in the forest for a long time. He’s naive, pure and he can't remember his past. He fascinated and easily distracted by the wonders around him."
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Point & click adventure The Realm now on Kickstarter, set in "far distant future"
22 April 2013 | By Simon Priest