Crowns and Pawns official artwork and logo

[Update]: Crowns and Pawns has now arrived, and with quite a few tricky puzzles in tow!

Inspired by classics like Broken Sword and Syberia, Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit is an upcoming point & click puzzle-adventure. As you might imagine from that description alone, Crowns and Pawns will task you with solving a wide variety of tricky puzzles as you attempt to unravel a grand mystery, all the while letting you chat up a variety of strange and interesting characters.

In an interesting little twist, Crowns and Pawns will also give you the ability to customize your character from head to toe. However, instead of this simply being cosmetic, the different appearances will factor into the puzzles and how people respond to you. A pretty neat idea, I must admit!

How all of this looks like in actual gameplay, that you can find out through the most recent trailer. Have a gander, and don't worry about spoilers at the trailer keeps things vague:

You won't have to wait all that long to give Crowns and Pawns a try either as it'll be landing onto Steam this May 6th, 2022. Once it does, I'll make sure to let you know.

Until then, you can read a few more tidbits about it over at the official website. Enjoy!

Crowns and Pawns screenshot of a hand-painted village house

Crowns and Pawns screenshot of the main character on the bus

Crowns and Pawns screenshot of a hand-drawn street