By John Walker on August 9th, 2011 at 12:19 pm.
Steve Ince, writer for the Broken Sword series, is launching a new pre-school kids’ game on PC. Called Star Sweet and Honey Heart, it’s a super-cute bunny and kitten buddy based on Ince’s own cartoons. In fact, it’s so sickly sweet that I’ve vomited everywhere. Check out the video below so you can vomit too.
It’s certainly the case that there is a dearth of decent games for pre-schoolers. While children are pretty well taken care of by cutesy platformers, driving games, and so on, get younger and it’s mostly lazy claptrap with a familiar TV character on the box. So it’s good to see someone who knows how to make a game tackling the tricky age.
This does of course mean watching the video below is about as difficult as suffering through anything on CBeebies (apart from In The Night Garden, of course), because it’s aimed at drawing in the attentions of someone other than us.
How it will actually play isn’t clear yet. But if you’ve got young kids, there’s a decent chance this is one to keep an eye on. Oh, and if you want to do some colouring in, there’s pictures to print off here.