Throughout my time writing for PC Gamer, there was always one peculiar fact looming over one of Future’s most profitable magazines. Their cross stitch publications were doing better. Battle lines were drawn, between PC gaming and weaving tiny xs into patterned cloth. Lunchtimes could get ugly. If only there had been the uniting force of Cross Stitch Casper back then.
The free, brief point and click adventure begins with a lovely idea – a cross stitch design, animated to tell a story. Cute. Although that’s the only cute thing about a peculiarly dark tale.