Today Happy Juice Games, an independent studio from Tel Aviv, releases its first video game, the graphic adventure Lost in Play, with many puzzles, mini-games and impeccable visuals.
Lost-in-Play It is available for PC and Nintendo Switch.
Let your imagination fly
There was a time (not 100 years ago) when there were no cell phones, there weren’t thousands of TV series and our best weapon was imagination. I’m not saying that the new generations have more bombardment of images but in the absence of so many possibilities, those of us who were kids in the 80s/90s (or before) were looking to put together our own adventures in a patio, a square and others. Lost-in-Play recreates this feeling very accurately.
The game tells the story of two brothers Toto and Gal who leave their house and enter an imaginary world of monsters, toads, goblins, lambs and all kinds of various characters. The surprise is such that it is not necessary to give a logic to each of the worlds that they visit. Their only mission is that they have to get back to their house before the eclipse or else the doors will be destroyed and they will be trapped.
Between memory and ingenuity challenges
Returning to sin as a veteran of graphic adventures, all those who remember Lucas Arts games will be on familiar ground. Lost-in-Play it does not seek to innovate in its mechanics but rather to use the classic ways of exploring this type of genre.
Sometimes we use Toto and sometimes we use Gal. Each map has several scenarios and each of them hides a larger mission that is solved with small challenges: find an object, fix a machine, solve a creature’s problem; etc.
The mini-games are for me the strength of the title. They are all reversals of classic games but in a very clever and at the same time challenging way.
Lost-in-Play It is a totally recommended game to play with boys and girls between 7 and 10 years old; accompany them on this adventure and see how they solve the problems that occur in the story.
over here in the garden
I had already mentioned it when I tried the demo and as you can see in the images the clear reference to the series Over the Garden Wall it is indubitable. Especially in the characters, not so much in the scenarios that in the series were a little darker. We can also think of Gravity Falls Y Hilda. But Lost-in-Play It’s like playing an interactive cartoon.
Interesting that the characters do not have a written or spoken dialogue; they perform onomatopoeia and that is more than enough to understand them. The music is also an excellent companion that highlights that share of mystery that is happening and that surprises both the protagonists and us as players.
RECOMMENDED: OS: Windows 10 – Processor: i5 or better – Memory: 8 GB RAM – Storage: 4 GB available space