My long-time readers know I’m crazy about “retro-style” animation – i.e. new animated films in the style of 20s-30s-40s-50s – heck, even 60s and 70s – cartoon modes. Here’s a new crowd funded project that has certainly caught my eye: Fleisch & Cherry in Crazy House.
This is a puzzle game, in the style of The Legend of Zelda, but rendered like a 1930s Hollywood cartoon. It was concieved by Red Little House Studios in Valencia, Spain. Borja Ruiz, Raquel Barros, Marcos Vendrell, Paula Ruiz and staff are behind it. Here’s a smaple:
From the Indiegogo description of the game:
During the golden era of Toonville, Fleish the Fox is the star of all the shorts recorded in this black and white cartoon world. His arch-nemesis, Mr Mintz, always tries to ruin his adventures by capturing his girlfriend Cherry, but despite his evil machinations, Fleish continuously manages to get his happy ending with her. But things are going to take an unexpected turn…
Fleish & Cherry in Crazy Hotel is a game set in the 30s, the sunset of the black and white era. The visual elements, the sound and especially the gameplay itself, will make the player feel like being another toon.
(Thanks, Tim Thomsen via Kotaku)