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Storm Boy: The Game leaps from page to consoles

The beloved Australian novella gets a promising game adaptation.

Storm Boy: The Game, an adaptation of the novella that explores the friendship between a child and his pet pelican, will soar to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android in late 2018, Blowfish Studios have announced.

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. Here the titular protagonist rescues orphaned pelican chicks, one of whom later becomes the child’s pet and faithful companion, Mr. Percival.

Experience an interactive retelling of the classic tale by taking control of both Storm Boy and Mr. Percival in key moments, such as when the pair rescued stranded sailors during a storm. Relive their friendship and enjoy seaside activities across a wide assortment of fun and relaxing mini-games, including sand drawing, sailing, cockle hunting, playing fetch, sand surfing, pelican feeding, and more.

Players can also enjoy Storm Boy by flying around the Coorong amongst flocks of other birds or alone, taking in painterly, dream-like views of the untamed lagoons and coastline.

Storm Boy will be playable ahead of its release later this year at PAX West and PAX Australia.