Blowfish Studios announced today that they will be releasing a Colin Thiele novel video game called Storm Boy: The Game. We don't know a lot about the game and how it will play out, even the genre seems to be a little unclear at the moment. All we do know, aside from the press release below, is that it will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac, iOS, and Android in late 2018.
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. 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.