If you’re a fan of adventure games, you’ve probably already heard of Pendulo Studios. They’re the Spanish developer of the Runaway series, hugely popular among France and German gamers. According to their website, Pendulo’s games are defined by “a cartoon-like style, spectacular chromatics, an emphasis on details, charismatic characters and a balance between comedy and thrills.” As you’ll see from four new screenshots below, their newest project is no exception.
The Next BIG Thing is Pendulo Studios’ biggest production to date. The game will take players on a grand adventure through the world of cinema, with dozens of new characters driving the story – not just the gorgeous blonde and square-jawed ladies’ man we’ve seen so far. Pendulo promises The Next BIG Thing will be positively brimming with references to well-known real world movies and television shows. How many of these will be familiar to American players remains unclear, but what we’ve seen thus far seems to tap into fairly universal adventure tropes. TNBT, as its press kit abbreviates it, is due out sometime in April 2011 on PC and Mac. Cuidado!