Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle - Sarin

[intro]I do love a good point and click, they take me back to happy times in my childhood when I probably didn't get all the jokes.[/intro] In my

In my opinion a good point and click game needs to meet certain criteria.  It needs random and witty characters who you probably wouldn't talk to in real life and lots of things to look at.  It must also be drawn in a rather glossy cartoon fashion, and the main character should have a really stupid name.

Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle seems to be pushing most of these buttons so far. It is an upcoming point and click from Pendulo Studios, due to be released in early March. It is a sequel but the first one was pretty hard to get your hands on in the UK. However when it is mentioned to those who have played it, their little faces light up in joy, which is always a good sign.

There is a demo now available in which you get to talk to a man in a bear suit and generally try out the type of puzzles you will be encountering. It's a 431 MB download, for those of you who like to know sizes, and the finished game is asking for these minimum specs:

Operating System: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP

Processor: Pentium™ III 500


Hard Drive Space: 8GB

Video Card: DirectX™ 9 compatible with a resolution of 1024x768 and 16/24 bits colors

Sound Card: DirectX™ 9 compatible

Optical Drive(s): DVD-ROM drive

Input Device(s): Mouse & keyboard

Here's the demo, enjoy!