Developer imaginarylab has just announced a new time travel point-and-click adventure game Whirlight – No Time To Trip, which will launch on PC and consoles in 2025. Whirlight pays homage to classics of the point-and-click genre, like Monkey Island and Sam & Max, and hopes to help revitalize the genre by bringing point-and-click tales to the modern age. You can check out a trailer above and read below for more info:
Milan, Italy, February 7, 2024 — Developer imaginarylab, an Italian studio dedicating to reimagining classic graphic adventures through the lens of modern technology, has announced Whirlight – No Time To Trip, a laugh-out-loud, time-traveling, point-and-click adventure that blends traditional genre staples with an eclectic mix of gameplay styles. The nostalgic twentieth century adventure is set to launch on PC via Steam in 2025, with Nintendo Switch, PS4/PS5, and Xbox platforms to follow.
Whirlight – No Time To Trip pays homage to point-and-click paragons like Sam & Max, Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island while revitalizing the genre through a distinct look. Characters and backgrounds are originally created as 3D assets first, then rendered in 2D to maintain a high visual quality to pop among other modern takes. The result is an immersive and unpredictable spectacle fit for veteran players and newcomers alike.
Whirlight – No Time to Trip begins in the sixties with an eccentric yet genius inventor named Hector. After a dream spurs him to assemble a device made from components scattered around his Venice-inspired hometown of Verice Bay, Hector is hurled forward in time to the nineties. There he meets a determined artist named Margaret. Together, the pair embark on a quest through space and time to avert the planet from global catastrophe.
“Whirlight will stand out in the point-and-click adventure genre by offering both a nostalgic nod to the past and a fresh, modern gaming experience,” says Ciro Camera, co-founder at imaginarylab. “We are incredibly excited to build on what we’ve learned from Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town and present players with unprecedented depth and diversity, be it in the form of visuals, gameplay, narrative, and more. Longtime point-and-click fans won’t be disappointed.”
Whirlight – No Time To Trip is scheduled for release on PC via Steam in early 2025, with Nintendo Switch, PS4/PS5, and Xbox platforms to follow. For more information, please visit the game’s Steam page.
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