Indie Cup Germany’22
Fall Of Porcupine
Main IdeaFALL OF PORCUPINE is a narrative adventure exploring the reality of an unhealthy healthcare system. With fun mini-games, slick platforming, impactful dialog-choices, players experience a unique, heartfelt, and spirited story of friendship, self-sacrifice and self-love.
Main DescriptionFALL OF PORCUPINE is a unique and emotional story adventure that deals with the collision of work and daily life. Players guide young Finley through his first weeks at a provincial hospital. He is on fire for his apprenticeship as an internist. Controlled by the player, he runs, jumps, and glides through the city of Porcupine. At first glance, the small town is a warm, friendly place where everyone knows and greets each other. But if you live there for any length of time, you'll suspect not everyone is as honest as they pretend to be. Finley can interact with any character or interesting prop in his environment. Players experience a lovingly illustrated world and explore exciting secrets together with Finley and his friends.
About DeveloperWe are BUNTSPECHT.GAMES an indie studio from Cologne, Germany. We are developing FALL OF PORCUPINE - an unique story adventure game about Finley who starts his apprenticeship at St. Ursula Hospital. FALL OF PORCUPINE is a love letter to indie adventure games, people working within the healthcare system and those who are there for us whenever we don’t feel like ourselves. Within the game we tell REAL stories based on 23 interviews from patients or low-income earners at hospitals and criticize the healthcare system. But we don’t want to criticize only. With FALL OF PORCUPINE we want to emphasize the treatment of serious topics like mental health and criticism of the health care system in general, and the successful balancing act of serious and humorous topics the game achieves with our narrative. We aim to tell a very personal and important story centered around Finley in the form of an adorable and highly polished indie-adventure with exciting twists and turns – not only within the story, but also with the gameplay.
Explore A Beautiful, Diverse World
Not only is there a lot to discover in the old hospital, but also in the small town itself. There you can
meet the villagers and have a beer with them in the pub. Or you can take a trip to the forests and
enjoy the natural surroundings.
Get to Know Exciting Characters
The blunt head doctor, the selfless nurse or Finley's smart friend, they and many other residents
populate the small town of Porcupine. Have funny, profound, and serious dialogues with them, in
which you'll be able to choose answers and influence your relationship with them.
Demonstrate Your Skills and Empathy
You don't even have time to look at the clock because your patients are waiting! Find out what's
wrong with them through conversations and treat them in different minigames that challenge you in
logic, speed, and skill. And most importantly, withstand the stress when the strict head doctor asks
about your knowledge again.
Uncover Dark Secrets
At first glance, the small town is a warm, friendly place where everyone knows and greets each
other. But if you live there for any length of time, you'll suspect that shadows lurk and that not
everyone is as honest as they pretend to be. Be on guard!