In September of last year developer Machineboy released a charming coming of age adventure game called Embracelet on PC and Switch, and then about a month later brought it the iOS platform. Embracelet revolves around a young Norwegian boy named Jesper who is given a strange bracelet by his grandfather that grants the wearer telekinetic powers. The boy’s grandfather hints that there is much more to the story behind the bracelet and its powers, and implores you to visit the island where he grew up so that you can return the bracelet to its original owner. This sets you off on your first real adventure all on your own, much to your mother’s dismay, and along your journey you’ll use your newfound telekinetic powers to solve puzzles and help others, as well as meet new friends and get to the bottom of what’s behind the bracelet and your grandfather’s past.
Embracelet is a really interesting story that is bolted together with extremely clever, if not ever very challenging, puzzles to solve, and we chose it as our Game of the Week when it released on iOS last November and Shaun also enjoyed the Switch version the month prior. Now this charming little game is coming to Android gamers this Friday, July 9th and going against the grain of most Android releases it will be a fully premium release with an up-front cost of $6.99.
This is the second game from Machineboy, aka solo indie developer Mattis Folkestad, who also brought us the similarly weird and wonderful adventure game Milkmaid of the Milky Way back in 2017. Embracelet isn’t the lengthiest or most challenging game around, but its story and characters will stick with you, and taken as an overall experience it’s well worth your time and money on any platform. That’ll include Android this Friday, but in the meantime Embracelet and Milkmaid of the Milky Way are both on sale on all other platforms if you haven’t picked it up on one of them previously and fancy getting yourself a discount for doing so.