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.