The Adventures of the Black Hawk lands on Kickstarter

Jack Allin

Written by Jack Allin

November 5, 2022

Upcoming Robin Hood-styled retro point-and-click adventure set during the French Revolution


He wears a mask, steals from the filthy rich and gives to the oppressed poor, and in between he lives in the woods. It’s not Robin Hood, and it’s not Zorro either. Instead it’s the titular hero of Víctor Parejo Medina’s The Adventures of the Black Hawk, a retro-styled point-and-click adventure set during the French Revolution that is currently seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter.

The year is 1789, a time when “revolution is in the air in the Burgundy region” and an “atmosphere of hostility and decadence among the population of Dijon is increasing.” Against this backdrop of rising dissent, a mysterious masked figure called the Black Hawk appears to steal from the so-called nobles and distribute it among the poor peasants. Behind the disguise is Jean-Pierre de Saint Cove, a gentleman who uses his privileged social status to uncover information that will help him plan his raids. During one such attempt, unfortunately, the Black Hawk’s face is cut, thus preventing Jean-Pierre from appearing in public without raising suspicion. Now, from his home in the middle of the forest, he must find a way to carry out his mission and avoid being discovered.

The setting isn’t the only thing historical about The Adventures of the Black Hawk, as the presentation is decidedly retro as well, from 320×200 pixel art to the SCUMM-style nine-verb point-and-click interface. Players will control both Jean-Pierre and his masked alter ego, along with various other people as you explore more than 25 environments filled with over 50 characters and 80-plus inventory items to collect for solving puzzles. You’ll also need to master the art of swordfighting if you’re to combat the “many villains” that stand between you and the man who scarred you, the Baron Le Comeau.

In order to help finance the project, the indie Spanish developer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise €16,000 by December 29th. If successful we could see The Adventures of the Black Hawk released on PC as soon as July 2023.


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