I backed Jay Tholen and Jolly Corpse‘s Dropsy on Kickstarter a long time ago, in the heady heydays of late 2013. I don’t fully remember why: my long-term memory being what it is, any time frame longer than three months ago might as well be called The Olden Days, The Long Long Time Ago. But I do remember seeing a colourful game palette, a focus on smiling and hugs, and a terrifying monster-looking clown.
Which, in fairness. That’s all clowns.
I threw money at Dropsy, and then forgot about it entirely, save for the occasional bi-monthly Kickstarter update. And then suddenly — suddenly — it’d gone gold. Suddenly. Probably less suddenly if I’d actually paid attention to the contents of those Kickstarter updates. But hey, memory.
The long and the short of it is that I now find myself in possession of a brightly coloured happy huggy scary clown game. And what kind of writer would I be if I didn’t share that joy with all of you?
(Spoiler levels: Narrative, medium-to-high. Mechanical, medium-to-high.)
(Game source: Backed on Kickstarter)