The Fickle Hands of Fate

Released on: 01/06/2017


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About the game

The Fickle Hands of Fate is a short single-click point and click adventure game.

Fate is finalizing her last recording in the steeple of an abandoned church in a village she is about to leave.

Then, off to another city and another recording: her search is not over yet.


Here comes another short adventure game I developed in about a month with Adventure Game Studio, during the May 2017 edition of the Monthly Adventure Game Studio competition.

This time I went solo, and tried to develop it all by myself. I had an idea for a single-click, rather than the lately-common two-clicks, interface and went to release something trying to make use of it.

I tried to delegate to an on-screen popup what usually is told by the main character whenever examines an hotspot or objects. The results appear as per this in-game screenshot

Screenshot of the single-click interface for The Fickle Hands of Fate, point and click adventure game by LostTrainDude

The popup shows what Fate thinks when looking at the object

The idea behind this was to implement some sort of “stream of consciousness” rather than an out-loud description of what the character sees.

The game itself is quite short but I’m pretty happy with what I have been able to achieve, also graphics-wise, which usually is not my forte.

Finally, I was able to play some guitar and record few tracks to put in the game. That helped me a lot in the process of coming up with the characters and the overall mood.

What you see in the game is actually a pretty small portion of what I had in mind, therefore I’m planning to build up from where I left!

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