Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets is an upcoming adventure/puzzle game. It will be released on the Nintendo Switch and Steam on July 11th, 2019. The developers have not listed a price for this game. I will be sure to update this article upon release of that information.
Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets was developed and published by Spanish studio BeautiFun Games. BeautiFun Games already has two games under their belts. That said, this game should be a bit more polished than the typical indie fare. Especially when you consider consider that BeautiFun Games are the creators of the multi-award winning game Nihilumbra.
Professor Lupo and his Horrible Pets tells the story of Professor Lupo’s and his often put upon assistant, you. Professor Lupo travels the galaxy collecting all manner of alien creature. Now, the Professor is all set to sell his collection of pets to the highest bidder for weaponization.
Normally you are nothing more than bait for the creatures Professor Lupo hunts and captures. These creature look adorable and harmless but turn hostile upon seeing a human. Unfortunately for you they have all escaped from their holding cells. This is because your space station is currently under attack. You are in charge of recapturing the escaped “horrible pets”. Additionally, you have to find some way to escape the space station.
The gameplay is going to be a mix of puzzle solving and adventuring with a strong focus on narrative. In order to showcase the narrative the game will feature voice overs for every character. The Horrible Pets are all have unique behavior. You need to learn these behaviors in order to complete all the puzzles. The developers have said the game is going to feature over 100 levels. The developers are touting the replayability of the levels. Clocking in at over 12 hours the game would be rather short if not for this replayability.