Scarecrow Studios, who is an independent game developer based in Cork, Ireland, has released a cheeky teaser trailer for their upcoming 2019 game mysteriously called 3 Minutes to Midnight, a classic point-and-click adventure game telling the story of Betty Anderson.
3 Minutes to Midnight is a whimsical adventure with, what looks to be a very colorful and vibrant group of characters including teenager Betty Anderson. After an explosion blew up in a desert in New Mexico, Betty now can’t remember who she is, although that isn’t the end of her troubles as apparently there is a doomsday plot that’s trying to wipe out the human race.
With a town full of people who aren’t what they seem, a crooked mayor, a hush-hush military base, the mafia, and a potbelly pig with a grudge, there seems to be a heck of a lot going on in 3 Minutes to Midnight that would have players curious about this conspiracy adventure game, which is reminiscent of the Broken Sword franchise, another point-and-click adventure delight.
3 Minutes to Midnight features include:
Classic adventure gameplay. Inspired by LucasArts adventures like The Secret of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Sam & Max Hit the Road, 3 Minutes to Midnight combines the point & click gameplay and absurdist humor of the “good old days” with high-def cartoon art, an intuitive interface, and a compelling mystery.
Two playable characters. Play as both Betty Anderson and Mayor Eliza Barret to unravel a plot much deeper and darker than it seems at first glance.
A small town of strangers and secrets. Each of 3 Minutes to Midnight‘s 40+ characters has a detailed backstory with unexpected ties to each other and the world we live in. Scratch the surface to get just the info you need, or delve deeper to discover who these people truly are.
Puzzles up the wazoo. Yeah, puzzles — remember those? Kick off your walking shoes and put on your thinking cap, because 3 Minutes to Midnight will keep your brain ticking all night long.
A whole lot of localization. 3 Minutes to Midnight will be voiced in English, with subtitles planned in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Czech, Polish, Korean, Japanese, and Catalan. (Whew!)
If you happen to be attending EGX in Birmingham, England, September 20-23, then 3 Minutes to Midnight will be making an appearance at the Rezzed Zone where you can play the demo and chat with the devs.
3 Minutes to Midnight is under development for PC, PS4, Xbox one, Switch, and mobile with an anticipated release in 2019, but until then you can find a trailer and some screenshots below for you to enjoy.