Scéal (pronounced Shkeal, we checked) is a picture book style adventure that draws a lot of inspiration from traditional Irish folklore. With hand painted watercolour graphics and a unique feature whereby buildings and level backgrounds "pop up" from the ground in a manner designed to mimic the old fashioned pop up story books that we all had as children. Quests are completed by bringing light and colour into the world as you paint buildings, trying to recall the memories of the main character of the game.
Talking of main characters, Scéal’s is a little girl who has died and returned as a spirit. Destined to wander the earth, the girl has no memories of the life she once lived. Longing for release from her eternal limbo, the girl encounters Fiach Dubh, the Raven of the Dead. The Raven promises to take the girl to the afterlife if she can discover her name and details of the life she once lived. This is where you come in as the player, you must guide the child through the world to discover details about her past life.
You can view the charming trailer for this indie title above, ahead of its release on Android, iOS, MacOS and Windows in the second quarter of 2016.