Daedalic Entertainment, with developers Elf Games and Luna2 Studios, have released Children of Silentown. The classic adventure game is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S ($19.99).
Children of Silentown is a hand-drawn adventure game inspired by Tim Burton’s delightfully creepy stop-motion animated film, Coraline (which is based on a book by Neil Gaiman).
As with Coraline, Children of Silentown’s Lucy is able to travel between a normal and darker, nightmare version of her world. When tragedy hits, she’s forced to explore the nearby forbidden woods that has been the source of her fear.
While exploring, Lucy will find notes, collect items, and solve puzzles and minigames. Music is also an important element. Lucy learns songs to communicate with others, and ultimately discover multiple endings.
German-based Daedalic Entertainment has become known for producing high-quality, big budget, atmospheric adventure games over the years, such as The Whispered World, Silence, and the Deponia series. Daeadlic was recently acquired last year by French publisher Nacon.
Children of Silentown is available now on PC and consoles. Supporter Pack DLC includes the soundtrack and a digital art book ($7.99). It has not been rated by the ESRB, but if it’s being compared to Coraline, it’s probably pretty creepy.