The Plucky Squire planned for release in 2024
Development on The Plucky Squire is headed by All Possible Futures, a company formed by two game industry veterans whose previous credits include The Swords of Ditto and Stealth Inc. The studio was the recipient of an Epic MegaGrant, bolstering development utilizing Unreal Engine.
In a Twitter post, Laced audio director Justin Andree announced his involvement, contributing music and sound design. An idea of what to expect from the music score accompanying protagonist Jot on his journey can be gleaned from the whimsical, heroic vibe of the announcement trailer.
The Plucky Squire can be added to wishlists for Windows through Steam, and is due out in 2024 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Series X|S, PS4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.
From the product page:
When the malevolent Humgrump realizes he's the villain of the book - destined to lose his battle against the forces of good for all eternity - he kicks the heroic Jot out of its pages and changes the story forever.All Possible Futures - The Plucky Squire
Jot must face challenges, unlike anything he's ever seen if he is to save his friends from Humgrump's dark forces and restore the book's happy ending.
Jump between 2D and 3D worlds in this charming action-adventure - solving puzzles, boxing badgers, flying with a jetpack, and enjoying many more delightful and surprising mini-challenges as you become the hero of a living storybook.
Unreal Engine - The Plucky Squire
The Plucky Squire divides its world into storybook 2D gameplay, and exploration of a realistic world, both powered by Unreal Engine 🗡️— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) August 23, 2023
We spoke with the developer, @apossf, about the verisimilitude of the game!: https://t.co/NzPgFJx1w4 pic.twitter.com/3n1wZzHgTw