We all know and love the classic story of a boy and his dog. But what about a boy and his magic acorn? And what if the acorn has gone missing? See how that story pans out in Acorn Story, a charming puzzle platformer by George Kobyakov. Use the [arrow] keys to move side to side and to jump to explore your surroundings. Use the [spacebar] to manipulate crates and levers to solve the puzzles and exit each level.
Acorn Story could be the gentler younger sibling of Limbo, which obviously inspired it. While the graphical style is similar to that of Limbo, Acorn Story's art is very enjoyable and holds its own. The piano soundtrack is relaxing and helps set the mood. While it's not very long (nor terribly difficult) at eight levels, you'll love the atmospheric gameplay while it lasts. Plus, you have to find out what happens to the acorn!