This is a preview of a Kickstarter game called A Little Less Desperation. Why am I previewing a game on the popular crowdfunding service? Because there is a demo available – yeah, imagine that. Anyhow, Kickstarter campaign manager Marian Cerman and the team behind A Little Less Desperation certainly have done their homework. There are tinges of Space Quest and snarkiness that you would expect from current adventure games. Take the jump to read about my first impressions on this one.
A Little Less Desperation is billed as an episodic, classic point and click, adventure title. At first I was a little apprehensive of that claim as I have seen it thrown around, A LOT (just look at anything made with Adventure Game Studio). The story is certainly wild and right in line with what point and click fans may need to make them support this Kickstarter.
In A Little Less Desperation you take control of Jacob – an organic vegetable farmer – who has just been abducted by aliens. Jacob’s farm is the latest Roswell so to speak. Harold, an alien, has crashed his UFO in Jacobs’s fields and needs help getting things straight again so he can leave our dirtball. After all, the prime directive calls. Jacob helps Harold repair the UFO and in return, Harold abducts Jacob and takes the Earthling on a ride across the stars. Great.
The demo that is available on their Kickstarter page is for part of the second chapter (of three planned). You initially start the demo locked in a cell and must find your way out. What I really liked about this demo for A Little Less Desperation is that things that are unnecessary for the demo are clearly stated as so. This doesn’t happen immediately, only after you try something a few times are you alerted that this action is pointless in the demo. Thank you. That saves a TON of frustration.
If you love classic point and click adventure titles then here you go. A Little Less Desperation is looking for support from fans just like you on Kickstarter.