Independent game studio Hilltop Studios, in collaboration with Versus Evil, have released part two of a new dev diary series titled ‘LOL Guardsman’ which focuses on the humour of its upcoming narrative-driven deduction adventure game Lil’ Guardsman, ahead of its launch in 2024 on Switch.

The ‘LOL Guardsman’ two part series takes a deep dive into the role of comedy in this point-and-click adventure. In Part 2, watch as Scott Christian, Founder and Narrative Director, Matt Bernard, Writer and Game Designer and Jeremy Lapalme, Writer, discuss sharing the narrative process with others, but maintaining one consistent voice throughout the entire game. The team also talks about their approach to writing, testing, and rewriting, as well as the art of crafting stronger punchlines.

More about Lil’ Guardman:

Lil’ Guardsman is a narrative deduction game, inspired by the classic point-and-click genre and the mechanics of Papers, Please. Set in a high-fantasy world with the comedic sensibility of Monkey Island and other 90s Lucasarts adventure classics, Lil must make tough decisions as she decides who to allow into her castle home. Consequences can be severe, so you’ll have to make clever use of your abilities to uncover mass conspiracies and protect your castle and family from devious interlopers.

Head over to the games Steam page for more details and to wishlist the game here.


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