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Four Last Things: a Monty Python-esque, painterly point and click

I enjoyed the free version of Four Last Things, made for the Adventure Game Jam last year, so I'm obviously excited to see it being embiggened, expanded, embellished and other E words, ahead of its (Kickstarted) re-release towards the end of February.

In the words of creator Joe Richardson, Four Last Thing is a "point-and-click adventure game made from Renaissance-era paintings and public domain recordings of classical music. It is about sin, and the Four Last Things—Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell—and strives to be intelligent and ridiculous in equal measures". Richardson has stitched together various old paintings in a remarkably cohesive manner: the end result looks like those Monty Python animation sequences, only slicker, thanks to the wonders of modern technology.

While you wait for the free original to download, have a browse of the recently launched Steam page, and then watch the lovely new trailer, below. Four Last Things releases on February 23, and if it's anything like that original, it will be funny as well as visually striking.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.