Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure
Sometimes I'm pretty sure developers are trying to kill me, especially in this case, where Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure is so adorable and funny I just want to keel over. Created by five-year-old Cassie and her father (33 year old Ryan), this adventure game is silly, wonderful, and sunshine in your browser. The game follows Sissy, who "friggin' LOVES ponycorns", and hey, who doesn't? After all, they're ponies and unicorns. You can't lose! But Sissy doesn't have any ponycorns, so she's going to go get some with your help. No, it's alright, you don't need to have your eyes checked; you read all that correctly.
Playing the Ponycorn Adventure is simple; just click to move and interact. The biggest issue you might encounter is trying to figure out just what you're looking at from time to time, but click on an object and Sissy will tell you what it is... even if the explanation is just as strange. In short order, you'll have a bunch of jars to put your ponycorns in when you find them (it's cool, I poked some holes in the lids), and you'll have to help Sissy travel through rainbows and solve the rather unique puzzles on the other side using little-girl-logic. If you don't have a little girl handy to help you, or if you were never one yourself, don't worry... just click around, bust out a few random magical powers, and BAM! ponycorns. Awwwww yeah.
Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure is sweet, funny, and maybe the best surprise to come across my desk in a while. It's not complicated or challenging, but it put a smile on my face, and for that it gets a massive high five. The dialogue is cheerfully absurd, the mood is light, and even though the whole thing should only take you around five minutes to play, it's definitely time well spent. Sometimes you want to save the world, program robots, or solve complex logic problems. Other times? You just want to leap astride your ponycorn and ride on off into a rainbow.
You can also play the game at the Untold Entertainment website. If you enjoy the game and want to help Cassie continue with her education, you can also donate to her education fund at the Untold Entertainment website.