Devolver Digital has announced that Dropsy the Clown is being released on September 10th, and iOS will be among the launch platforms. Developed by Jay Tholen, this is a point-and-click adventure game that has you playing as Dropsy, a clown who can't speak – but he can hug. Dropsy has to clear his name after a circus fire seems to implicate him, but the game is otherwise in an open world, where it is possible to pursue different parts of the story at your own leisure.

This game has been floating around for a while now, and I've been intrigued by how it seems to combine a creepy clown with a cheerful aesthetic, while keeping some darkness to the story. I'm glad to see it nearing completion, and that mobile will be getting the game at launch, too. This certainly seems like a unique take on the point-and-click adventure genre, and hey – we could all use a hug from a weird clown dude.

  • Maglor

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  • Luciano1084

    Wish listed.... Yo

  • gaymerX

    I want some of whatever these devs are smoking!

    • Luciano1084

      No you don't, drugs are bad mmm k

    • alduinslayer

      Me too:)

  • Duranki

    This is a creation from the SomethingAwful forums, from years ago. I knew there had been talks of making an actual game out of Dropsy but had no idea it was actually happening. This is HILARIOUS.

    • Gamer_Kev

      Are they the same group that does the translation for Game Center CX? If so, I really like their translation work.

  • iarepan

    I remember when this started on the SomethingAwful forums. So surreal to think it'll be on my iPhone.

  • alduinslayer

    I totally agree with maglor, this is an instabuy!

  • nini

    Instabuy? More like an instapass and that's without the rancid scent of SomethingAwful hanging off it.

    • Mrwubbs


      • Dropsy

        Because I don't have time to go postin' on forums! Just not my thing. I have a community in real life and that has kind of taken the place of the internet ones I used to be involved in. Also, a few of the forms on there get a bit too mean-spirited for my liking.

        I do occasionally pop in for the game-dev related stuff.

    • Dropsy

      Howdy! I posted few threads there back around 2008-2010, but I barely even visit SA anymore. :0)

      *warm damp hug*

  • Stormourner of the Nature

    I wanna hug Dropsy for real, he's such a cutie <3<3<3<3<3

  • noteatino

    Dropsie, youre scary af

  • thestapler

    wow. this looks like a singular experience. instabuy all damn day long.

  • macka

    I'm scared to buy this game after watching Stephen King's It.

    • Stormourner of the Nature

      oh please XD

  • Cevan7

    How come this game never came out?