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The Little Acre is a charming adventure game with entirely hand-drawn graphics, paying homage at once to point-and-click puzzlers and classic animation. It was released on PC and consoles late last year to positive reviews and has just dropped onto the App Store.

We’re told by publishers Curve Digital that The Little Acre is inspired by the marvels of classic Don Bluth animation (All Dogs Go to Heaven) and the magical story-telling and wonder of Hayao Miyazaki’s worlds.

Set in Ireland in the 1950’s, you follow the story of Aidan and his intrepid daughter, Lily. After discovering clues as to the whereabouts of his missing father, Aidan begins investigating until he inadvertently finds himself transported to a strange new world. Ever the hero, Lily sets off after him, encountering her own perils along the way. Featuring full voice-acting and hand-drawn animation, The Little Acre is a memorable, lovingly crafted adventure game.

From what we’ve seen, the game is relatively short – but it’s an amazing hand-crafted ride while it lasts. If you’re curious, check out the launch trailer for more of a flavor of the animation and gameplay style.

You can download The Little Acre from the App Store. ($2.99/£2.99)