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A charming adventure in a unique Norwegian setting, Embracelet is a delightful coming of age story full of magic, mystery and friendship.
If you're looking for some lighthearted adventure, a heartwarming story and some fun under the Midnight Sun, look no further than Embracelet - an indie coming of age story that brilliantly shines with its aesthetic and presentation.
Embracelet is a beautiful and emotional puzzle game with a focus on a story that explores maturity, identity and responsibility, both as an individual and as a global community.
Not because there was some grand adventure to be had, but because I wanted to keep spending time with these characters. I wanted to see where their lives would take them. Embracelet is a brief glimpse into a beautiful world, and while I'm sad it's over, I'm glad I was able to be part of it while I could.
Embracelet is a virtual hug from Machineboy to anyone willing to play it. Somehow, it tells a lovely classic coming-of-age tale with a twist that makes the player feel everything and more, still without tripping on itself.
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When Embracelet popped up in our games list, I immediately fell in love with the art style. Reminiscent of the design in Untitled Goose Game, the low-poly art looked utterly charming. There was something about the characters with their beady eyes and little mouths that captured my heart. However, I thought the story sounded a little cheesy. I’m all for magic and fantasy, but a bracelet with magical powers? I thought it was perhaps a little childish. But as they say, don’t judge a book by its cover, as I soon found out I was wrong!
Mattis Folkestad, the developer behind Embracelet, has written a unique adventure story, with a gentle difficulty level. It’s a heartwarming story about setting out on your own and taking your first long journey from home. With themes of love, loss, friendship and family. Embracelet is a game where its story shines throughout the gameplay and pushes you with Jesper and his friends to discover the island of Slepp.
Those seeking a setting off the beaten path will absolutely find that here in addition to both charm and whimsy abound. Embracelet serves as a comforting reminder that love can allow us to do great things, and that we’re all the more richer with people we care for in our lives. If you’re looking for a short but sweet title that will please all the senses and delight you to your core, do not hesitate to pick up Embracelet.