Story Driven Indie Game The Lion's Song: Episode 1 Launches for Free
The Lion's Song is an episodic point and click indie adventure game developed and published by a Vienna-based independent developer called Mi'pi'mi Games. The game was recently released on July 7, 2016, and the first episode of the game is available on Steam for free. The season pass for the game costs $9.99, and will include the other 3 episodes. Each individual episode will also be available for $3.99 each.
The first episode "Silence" follows the story of Wilma, a young and talented musician, struggling with writer's block. Arthur Caban, her university professor, has her sent traveling to a small cabin in the alps to find inspiration for music. While in the cabin surrounded by mountains in complete solitude, she has an unexpected encounter.
The game's story is influenced by early 20th century history. Each episode follows different Austrian artists and scientists, who all share the theme of struggling to find inspiration for their creative works. While the game's art style may seem simple with its use of pixelated graphics and monochrome colors, the amount of detail put into the art is impressive and gives the game a distinct and unique style.