Curbstomper – Fran Bow

It was social media chatter from Alex Harvey of Tangiers fame that brought Fran Bow to my attention and now I’m here to pass on the message to you fine people… Fran Bow is a psychological-horror, point and click adventure game, with gorgeous art reminiscent of Mark Ryden, a playable demo, and a desire for your money.

From the indiegogo page:

Fran Bow is a Horror Point and click game that tells the story of Fran, a young girl struggling with a mental disorder and an unfair destiny. It is a trip to the deepest and darkest side of human psychology, delivered through blood and tears.

Indeed the gore-filled screenshots bring to mind The Binding of Isaac, and anyone who’s given that game more than a cursory glance will realise that it too was trying to say some things about childhood, abuse, mental illness and other facets of the human experience that games often overlook.

The delightfully-narrated IGG video:

The Fran Bow crowdfunding campaign is nearly half-way there with 27 days to go. The art and animation are fantastic, the story sounds extremely promising, they promise that the puzzles will be logical, and any game that sets out to deal with mental illness issues will get my support. Check it out.


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