Windows 8.1 App Watch: Violett

Microsoft has made it a point convincing developers to port their applications to the Windows Store. One such port is Violett, a point-and-click adventure game.

You control a young girl named, you guessed it, Violett, who has somehow managed to shrink herself to mouse size and finds herself in a fantastical world that is part inspired by Alice in Wonderland. The goal? Oh, just the usual finding a way back home, defeating the evil spider queen along the way.

The official description lays it down:

“Dragged by her parents, a young and rebellious teenage girl – Violett, moves to an old spooky house in the middle of nowhere. Forced away from her friends and life in the city; she imagines how boring life in countryside will be: spending day after day, bored in her room with absolutely nothing to do. But what she cannot imagine, is that in just few moments, she’ll have the adventure of her life.”

As you can see, the game is painstakingly beautiful, and the world, very rich.

More importantly, the puzzles match the awe inspiring art — the atmosphere is eerie, the riddles engaging, and you get that feeling of parallel reality that is rarely experience in games these days. The hand painted visuals, however, take the cake. Downright amazing.

Not as amazing is the fact that there is no free trial version of this game available. It retails for $3.99, well and truly worth the ticket. Runs great on x86, x64 and ARM versions of Windows.

Click here to check out Violett on the Windows Store.

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