Nairi: Tower of Shirin is a point and click adventure puzzle game coming to Steam and the Nintendo Switch. It’s the first release from indie developer HomeBearStudio, and the most striking thing is the art style. Which is always important when a game moves more slowly, and requires you to really look at it to spot what to do next.
“We were going for a unique setting and art style, inspired not just by Japanese anime but also the likes of Disney and Pixar. The game comes across as endearing, rather than ‘childishly cute’.” said HomeBearStudio founder Joshua van Kuilenburg.
The game follow Nairi, a ‘troubled upper class girl, and gangster-turned scholar rat Rex, who will help her in her quest. Having had to leave the rich district of the city of Shirin, Nairi finds herself in the seedy lower district, which is plagued by a brainwashing criminal known as The White Mask. So there’s a dark mystery involving the Tower of Shirin which goes beyond Nairi getting used to her new surroundings.
Along with solving puzzles, you can collect, trade and combine ‘wacky’ items to help yourself progress. Nairi: Tower of Shirin is the first title from HomeBearStudio, which was founded in the Netherlands by Joshua van Kuilenburg and You Miichi in 2016.