Find objects during a famous French uprising
More and more literary works seem to be getting the hidden object game treatment. We've had Jane Austen's Rogues and Romance, a game which saw two of her characters from Pride and Prejudice needing rescue after they became trapped in other novels. And romance legends Mills and Boon have also put their name to one, Harlequin Presents: Hidden Object of Desire. That's just the tip of the iceberg - there have been many others, including Passionfruit Games' Tiger Eye series, several Agatha Christie murder mysteries and even an interactive version of the story of castaway Robinson Crusoe.
Now Victor Hugo's classic novel, Les Misérables – which is already a long-running theatre show in London – is going to join them with a hidden object game developed by Anuman Interactive. The story of Les Mis is set against the backdrop of the Paris Uprising of 1832 and centres around a Frenchman called Jean ValJean, who is thrown in prison for stealing bread to feed his family.
The game will be titled Les Misérables: Cosette's Fate, and Anuman promises that the game will be top quality, featuring new gameplay mechanics like the ability to play several hidden object scenes at once and combine the items you find between scenes, adding an interesting twist and an extra challenge.
For those who want to find out more about the novel and its author, there will be concealed anecdotes hidden throughout the game to discover. Alongside seek and find gameplay there will also be mini-games to play as part of the main storyline.
The game should arrive around the same time as a film version of Les Misérables hits theatres, starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Expect to play Cossette’s Fate on PC before the year is out, followed by Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android versions at a later date.