Demetrios – The Big Cynical Adventure is a classic point and click inspired by Broken Sword and Discworld


Another Kickstarter success, Demetrios – The Big Cynical Adventure just achieved its funding target, and there’s still 16 days to go. 

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Boasting a handcrafted art style and snappy humour, Demetrios looks like it could be a winner. I mean, you can piss on a plant in a police station. Any game that lets you do that is alright by me.

It’s fitting that Broken Sword is cited as a source of inspiration for the game, because Charles Cecil, the visionary behind the classic series, has even said some nice things about the project.

Boasting a contextual, reactive world, Demetrios puts you in the shoes of Bjorn Thonen, an antique seller who is robbed one night after coming back home drunk – the only thing stolen is a mysterious tablet from a weird statue. This sparks an unexpected adventure with Sandra, his next door neighbour.

As well as classic point and click item combining, it aims to capture the feeling of visiting the Golden Saucer in Final Fantasy VII with a host of minigames.

Created by French programmerFabrice Breton, Demetrios is actually a remake of a game he developed 15 years ago, but never released. Handling the art, composing, programming and marketing, it’s been a bit of a wild ride for Breton.

He has no aspirations of milking Kickstarter, he’s just happy to get a little help keeping himself afloat while he finishes the project. “The Kickstarter does not only aim for the money, but also building a community, and I’m quite happy to have so many backers already,” Breton says to PCGamesN.

Demetrios is planned for release “early 2016” for PC, Mac and Linux.

You can check out the Kickstarter page for yourself. There’s also a trailer, and you can watch that below:

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