Unusual Findings, the point-and-click retro adventure game set in the 80s, is available now on PC and consoles. In Unusual Findings a group of friends accidentally de-scramble a distress signal from a crashed alien spaceship, leading them on a wild adventure. Gaming Trend’s review will be posted soon, but for now you can check out the game yourself. Read below for more details:
CORDOBA, Argentina — Oct. 12, 2022 — Unusual Findings, the nostalgic mystery adventure and love letter to life in the ‘80s from developer Epic Llama and publisher ESDigital Games, arrives on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam today. A 15% launch week discount is available now on Steam.
When Vinny, Nick, and Tony accidentally descramble a distress signal from a crashed alien spaceship, their world of baseball cards, VHS rentals, and sneaking glimpses at adult channels will never be the same. With a mysterious entity now plaguing their town and killing the locals, the boys begin a life-changing investigation teeming with bonding moments, romantic encounters, and more ‘80s easter eggs than you can chuck a Rubik’s Cube at.
Explore the Emerald Sword comic shop, the Video Buster rental store, the Laser Llamas arcade, and other locations throughout town, solving classic point-and-click puzzles with some modern twists. Leave pixel-hunting in the past with assist mode, highlighting all points of interest. Don’t just follow the script—write your own by making game-changing choices that send the story, characters, and relationships in dramatically different directions.
Inspired by legendary ‘80s films like The Goonies and The Lost Boys, the thrilling tale of Unusual Findings comes to life with full voice acting, dozens of possible endings and outcomes, and lovingly rendered 16-bit pixel art packed with references and cameos. Rummage through nostalgic inventory items for puzzle solutions and get down to a bodacious soundtrack with immaculate ‘80s vibes and licensed music like “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” by Dead or Alive.
“Our love letter to the ‘80s and early ‘90s is about more than just paying respects and tickling nostalgia,” said Hernan Lopez, Game Designer at Epic Llama. “In this classic point-and-click framework, players can start their journey in comfortable, familiar surroundings, but just around the corner await surprising plot twists, unpredictable consequences of your actions, and clever tweaks to the tried-and-true genre we adore.”
Unusual Findings is available now for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam for USD $19.99, with a 15% launch week discount active now on Steam. It supports English, Russian, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Polish, and Portuguese text languages, with voice acting in English and Russian.
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