Brave & Little is an upcoming fairy tale adventure from indie studio LightDrop Games. The gameâ€™s gorgeous, color-explosion graphics are reminiscent of Tiny Thief, as are its use of point-and-click adventure mechanics across unique episodes. Of course, Tiny Thief is a fantastic game, and a Little Red Riding Hood-themed spiritual successor sounds like more of a great thing.
Players will take on the role of Molly, our heroine and Red Riding Hood replacement. Accompanying Molly on her journey from Grandmotherâ€™s house to the top of an icy mountain and everywhere in between is Hans, her adorable pet goat. Although the overarching plot of Brave & Little is unknown at this point, players will apparently tackle a variety of adventures, including traveling to the distant Harvest Carnival and finding a rare medicinal flower for Grandmother.
The gameplay is primarily point-and-click, with puzzles, hidden objects, and even some stealth thrown in. The short announcement trailer is packed with activities, from bashing a locked door with a shovel to scaring thieves with some sort of zombie-octopus disguise to solving a mysterious sliding block puzzle. There are five episodes planned for launch, featuring over 30 characters; 23 interactive locations; and dozens of items, enemies, challenges, and playful jokes.
Really, weâ€™re just enjoying staring at the hand-drawn scenes, but we canâ€™t wait to see them in action later this year. Brave & Little is planned for launch sometime â€śthis winterâ€ť on iOS, with other platforms expected to follow.