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Announcing A Small Favor, A Hand-Drawn, LucasArts-Style Comedy Game for PC and Mac
Indie developer ClickShake Games launches $30k Kickstarter campaign to fund development

April 15, 2013 – Indie developer ClickShake Games, creators of the commercial adventure The
Ballads of Reemus
and numerous browser-based games, is announcing their next project: A Small
. A sci-fi adventure reminiscent of the LucasArts classics, A Small Favor will be a DRM-
free download for PC and Mac. With an anticipated September 2013 release date and production
already underway, ClickShake has launched a $30k Kickstarter campaign to fund the remainder of
the game’s development:

A Small Favor is a hand-drawn, 2D adventure that combines the gritty, futuristic setting of Full
and Beneath a Steel Sky with the side scrolling sci-fi exploration of Another World. The
game’s alien hero—a laser-gun wielding mercenary indentured to a ruthless gangster—craves a
new life but is too deep in debt to pursue it. His luck appears to change when he stumbles upon the chance for a fresh start in exchange for just one small favor… but as he soon learns, a small favor can quickly become a big one. With a focus on story, exploration, and creative puzzle solving, the gameplay will rely on wit and lateral thinking—not the usual “try this on everything” inventory pitfalls that haunt the adventure genre.

A Small Favor will be the third commercial game from award-winning animator / cartoonist Jay
Ziebarth and prolific Flash developer Steve Castro, who formed ClickShake Games in 2010.

“We’re excited about delving deep into the story of an alien assassin in a dystopian world of illegal favor trading, and combining that with Metroidvania-style elements like open exploration and secret hunting.”

Though loosely based on ClickShake’s popular browser games, the PC/Mac version of A Small
under development will have an expanded storyline, improved artwork, and hours of new
gameplay. The browser-based original can be played for free at

About ClickShake Games
ClickShake Games is a two-man indie studio based out of Columbus, Ohio and Hamilton, Ontario.
Jay Ziebarth (a.k.a. Zeebarf) is an internet cartoonist, award-winning game designer, and former TV actor and writer. He also co-created the Gemini Award winning animated TV series Sons of Butcher, which currently airs in 150 countries. Steve Castro (a.k.a. EntropicOrder) has been creating Flash games since 2000, including Rooftop Skater (featured on TechTV’s Site of the Nite), Sik Trix BMX, Buried Alive!, Shape Switcher and more. Their partnership has yielded nearly a dozen browser-based games, the commercial adventure The Ballads of Reemus: When the Bed Bites, and a not-yet-announced iOS puzzle game in partnership with a publisher. To learn more and sample ClickShake’s work, visit the developer’s website at


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