Little Misfortune

Little Misfortune is an oddball, oddly creepy adventure game from Fran Bow studio Killmonday Games about a little girl and her friend, Mr. Voice, who convinces her to embark upon a quest in the woods to discover Eternal Happiness. It looks and sounds kind of cute, as long as you don't pay too much mind to the underlying concept of a young girl being led into the forest by a voice in her head. That's pretty clearly disturbing—and, as far as I can tell, far closer to what the game is actually like.

The list of individual features hints at more weirdness. You can pet a doggy, a fishy, a wolfie, the Kraken, the kitty and the foxy; you can also visit a pet cemetery with a shovel. Fall in love. Commit petty crimes. There's a monster! Despite the often unpleasant strangeness all around her, Little Misfortune herself seems quite nice: She seeks Eternal Happiness not for herself, but as a gift for her mother, who doesn't talk to her and drinks too much "juice."

And remember: There is no right or wrong. Only consequences.

It looks like there will be moments of humor and sadness, and a pretty dark tone throughout, but the art, music, and voices are excellent, and as an exploration-adventure that careens off into unexpected (and also sometimes unpleasant—Little Misfortune's home life is really not good) places, I think it looks promising.

For those who don't share my confidence (or would just like a better idea of what exactly is going on here), a demo is available from Steam and Itch.io; the full game can be had at Steam, GOG, Humble, and Origin.

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Little Misfortune is OUT NOW!
Sep 18
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There is no right or wrong, only consequences…
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Little Misfortune will soon go on adventures and what she wants the most, is to find the Eternal Happiness for her juice-drinking mother and pet the sweet animals!
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We dreamed about Little Misfortune 3 years ago… and today in about 3 hours, she’ll come to the world and greet you all with sparkles and joy… Thank you all for your support on this journey!
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We wanted to let you know that all owners of the Fran Bow game on Steam will get a Loyalty Discount of 10% for Little Misfortune.

We couldn’t have done Little Misfortune, if it wasn’t for you buying Fran Bow! So, thank you so much!!! 💕🎉✨💖😍

The loyalty discount will be available automatically for you from Sep 18, to Oct 2, 2019.

Also... ONLY ONE DAY LEFT!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!11 Exciting times ahead!

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⚡️🔥 A little misfortune approaching! 🔥⚡️



We also have a loyalty discount for all Fran Bow owners! This is a thanks to you because without you, we would not have been able to keep creating games. <3

The loyalty discount is -10% off and will be available from Sep 18, 2019 8:00am PT to Oct 2, 2019 10:00am PT.

Peace and love out happy!

/Killmonday Games
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Nominative determinism, eh? It should be outlawed. If I’d been unfortunate enough to have “Misfortune” penned on my birth certificate I’d be off to the Deed Poll before even leaving the hospital. That’s negligent parenting, Mrs Hernandez, and I’ll see you in court – even if you do happen to be a skeleton.

Fran Bow might’ve gotten off easy, but Killmonday’s follow-up Little Misfortune is basically kicking their young lead while she’s down.

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Little Misfortune

Killmonday Games, the developer behind 2015's delightfully macabre fairytale horror Fran Bow, has announced that its next deliciously sinister adventure, Little Misfortune, will be making its way to PC on 18th September.

Little Miss Fortune, which unfolds in the same wonderfully off-kilter universe as its predecessor, tells the story of Misfortune Ramirez Hernandez, an 8-year-old girl on a quest to find Eternal Happiness as a gift for her mother. She's aided by her newfound friend Mr. Voice, and together they venture into the woods "where mysteries are unraveled and a little bit of bad luck unfolds."

Killmonday describes Little Misfortune as an "exploration-focussed interactive story", in which the choices you make will have consequences. As events unfold, you'll be given the chance to "pet a doggy, a fishy, a wolfie, the Kraken, the kitty, and the foxy", visit a pet cemetery with a shovel, fall in love, and commit petty crimes. Which sounds like a weekend well spent.

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Thanks for everyone giving us feedback on the demo and reporting in bugs! Super appreciated!

We have been working the entire week after launch with fixing as much as we can and making sure it's stable.

You can read below what we have changed, and if there is still spooky bugs occuring, don't hesitate telling us!

Hope you had a great time with Misfortune! Now we're going back to getting the full game done :)

LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE! <3

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• Deutsch misspelled as Deutch in Options/Language
• Subtitles are sometimes hard to read. Added a little bit more shadow to subtitles (Will probably go through some more iterations for the full game)
• Game is fully supported by Windows 7
• Problems with drop in framerate in “secret hiding spot”
• Activation of “pick up the coloring book question” when using the [right arrow] key to advance thru Misfortune’s diary in the “secret hiding spot”.
• PostFx checkbox doesn’t always keep setting when scenes change.
• Made subtitles centered for easier reading
• Vase puzzle has a larger area to grab and snap, and with more visual cues to when you can pick a piece up.
• Fixed overlapping menu text elements in all languages.
• V-sync and PostFX are ON by default.
• Close button “Close [X]” shows correct translation now.
• V-sync remembers if it was on/off when closing the game
• Made the Choice text less Bold.
• Art improvements for the vase puzzle when completed.
• Intro video changed to WebM format for better performance.
• Rare occasions made the game not return to normal speed after making a choice.
• UI art improvements.
• Performance fixes for the backyard.
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