A Fragile Girl of Glass in a Cruel, Cruel World
Experience the colorful journey of a fragile girl named Kristal, the Girl of Glass. As she sets out to better understand the world surrounding her, she will make new friends and foes the further she goes into her journey.
Following Kristal and her miserable labor with a futile circus crew, she one day meets a young boy, and a connection is made. They soon embark on an adventure to escape their lives from an oppressive eagle, yet their troubles never seem to cease. Every day it seems inevitable that she will have to face the eagle, but there’s a lot that the Girl of Glass will come to realize about herself that she never knew of before.
Developed by Markus Oljemark and friends with publishing by En Widunderlig Produktion, The Girl of Glass: A Summer Bird’s Tale was inspired by the art and storytelling elements of Studio Ghibli-produced films. It’s a 2D point-and-click narrative experience with tactical turn-based combat interwoven into the gameplay to fully tell its coming-of-age tale. In wonderful hand-painted graphic artistry with the environments, the player can travel across a fictional 20th-century European country as they continue to interact with a wide cast of characters.
The Girl of Glass: A Summer Bird’s Tale officially comes out today on Steam, with a fresh launch trailer you can watch above. It is presented with orchestral music and narration that focuses on Kristal and her story. Some of the enemy encounters are teased with weapons and magic being exchanged between our protagonist and her enemies. There also seems to be an incredible power she can utilize in combat that allows her to break out of her glass form and into a human with blue wings.
The Girl of Glass: A Summer Bird’s Tale is now available for 15% off until September 29 to celebrate the game’s release. While it is only on Steam for PC, the movement onto platforms is currently up in the air for the developers. Does this Studio Ghibli-inspired adventure spark your interest? Let me know what you think in the comments!