Once Upon a Time in the Wild, Wild West...
Berlin, Germany / Giebelstadt, Germany, December 3rd, 2020:
The boy with the slingshot. A young child, full of hope. A trickster, as smart as he is. Inspiring all children of the West. Challenging his fate, he sneaks through the darkest places, exposing himself to wild dangers and adventures - only to finally be reunited with his mother after tragedy struck and the young family got separated.
With tricky puzzles, shady monks, and dancing cowboys, playing through this gloomy, yet wholesome, adventure is a lot of fun. But what happens if a diversion fails and your fireworks hit the pecking chicken instead of an opponent? Find out for yourself and discover the Wild, Wild West.
El Hijo - A Wild West Tale is a non-violent game and an engaging story of an adventurous child looking for his mother. The child sneaks past different sorts of suspicious outlaws in a series of diverse western settings.
Instead of violence, the child's imaginative playfulness is used with the help of his toys, which serve to distract his "opponents".
Using the shadows to his advantage is a core element of the game, as the young hero will often have to hide. Various twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the challenging and increasingly dangerous environments that the 6-year-old must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.
El Hijo - A Wild West Tale will be released today on Steam, Google Stadia, and GOG and is priced at $19.99, €19.99, £17.99.