Aussie classic children’s novel Storm Boy will get an adaptation to be released on PC, consoles and mobile later this year, it was recently confirmed.
Sydney-based Blowfish Studios is developing the game, planned for Windows PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, iOS and Android.
“Based on Colin Thiele’s 1964 children’s book of the same name, Storm Boy takes place on the beaches of South Australia near the mouth of the Murray River, where the titular protagonist rescues orphaned pelican chicks, one of whom later becomes the child’s pet and faithful companion, Mr. Percival,” Blowfish said in a press release.
Blowfish describes the game as “an interactive retelling of the classic tale.”
“Storm Boy is a classic piece of literature in Australia, and we’re proud to adapt it for a new medium,” said Ellen Jurik, Senior Producer at Blowfish Studios.
“We hope players of all ages will enjoy this story, whether it’s for the first time or through a new lens, and can’t wait to share it with the world when we release it for consoles, PC, and mobile devices later this year.”
Storm Boy will be playable ahead of release at PAX AUS.