Salad Fingers Gets A Point And Click Adventure

Let’s take you back to the salad days of 2004 when a guy by the name of David Firth made an animated Newgrounds series about a sickly looking Northerner in a desolate world of finger puppets, a plot I can only assume is directly inspired by the life and times of RPS’ famous Adam Smith. Salad Fingers is now crawling out from the noughties and into nostalgia-laced modernity with a new point and click adventure game – albeit one made without Firth’s involvement. It’s called Salad Fingers Where’s May Gone and there’s a trailer below.

Where’s May Gone is set in the same universe as the original cartoons, in which you play a survivor of The Great Way who awakens from a coma to find themselves held captive by the titular green dude. Your aim is to escape and explore the Salad Fingers universe while in search of your daughter May. You’ll relive events from the Salad Fingers series of yore, although from a different perspective altogether. Likewise, clues to some of the puzzles can be worked out by watching the old series.

The game is part of a three-part series which is planned to release in full by the end of this year. You can download Act 1 from here now.

12 Comments

  1. Khaza says:

    I actually played through this the other day.link to youtu.be
    While it still unfinished (voice over missing, and only 1 part playable) it still evoked a sense of nostalgia, loved the series when it came out on Newgrounds back in the day.

  2. Capt. Bumchum McMerryweather says:

    Do we get to touch rusty spoons?

  3. Pink Gregory says:

    It’s a shame that David Firth probably wouldn’t be interested in making a game, but that’d be quite the time consuming project for a sole animator to take, especially considering for how long he’s been working on his feature length.

  4. JFS says:

    Eww. That’s real creepy.

  5. Universal Quitter says:

    You kid, but just the other day I was watching a semi-popular EUIV multiplayer series when Adam Smith’s name was dropped, as they were talking about the recent HOI4 event.

    Famousish.

  6. Pich says:

    One weird thing i’ve noticed is that a lot of new indie games feel like something I would’ve played on Newgrounds (with worse graphics)back in 2005. i’m not insulting the new indies, IMO the Newgrounds era is very underrated.

    • GunnerMcCaffrey says:

      There was definitely a golden age of interesting little (and not-so-little) games on NG and Kong.

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      DelrueOfDetroit says:

      It’s because a lot of games are opting to not bother with full animation and instead do Flash style paper-doll animation. (Exactly like the stuff above)

      It’s cheap and easy and it can allow for procedural animation but yeah, it’s boring and looks terrible.

  7. chris1479 says:

    Salad fingers was good but I’d take a Devvo game where the aim is to nick as much Special Brew from the offy as possible before the rozzers pepperspray the living daylights out of me.

  8. Sarfrin says:

    I am old and not averse to a bit of weirdness, but I couldn’t even get through a single episode of salad fingers. Nope, nope, nope.