Sir Patrick Stewart, known for his roles in Star Trek and the X-Men movies, will be lending his voice as Leonardo da Vinci in the upcoming puzzle game Leonardo’s Cat by StoryToys. This isn’t the first time Stewart has provided voice over work for a video game. Aside from Star Trek games he’s also been featured in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and more recently Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff.
In Leonardo’s Cat players encounter “brain-teasing” puzzles in this “lighthearted adventure that draws from his historic works and the rich world of the Renaissance.” Draws. Get it? Because Leonardo da Vinci… Jokes aside, in addition to the voice of Sir Patrick Stewart Leonardo’s Cat features writing by Bob Tedeschi of The New York Times and art by illustrator Michael Frith from The Muppets and Fraggle Rock.
The game features 60 different levels over six environments for your cat to create mischief and mayhem in. What would be a Leonardo da Vinci themed game without some of his incredible inventions? “Cannons, catapults and ornithopters” play a role in this puzzler which may just teach you a thing or two with “educational content based on the science, art and other wonders of the Renaissance.”
“We’re focused on finding the right balance between narrative and play in a way that children and families can enjoy,” said Barry O’Neill, CEO of StoryToys in a prepared statement we received via email. “Leonardo da Vinci is essential to our knowledge of art and the Renaissance, and it has truly been a joy to work with Michael Frith and Patrick Stewart to bring Leonardo to life as a curious, mischievous character.”
In Leonardo’s Cat, Leonardo’s latest invention, the Automaton, has been stolen by his devious archrival, Michelangelo. It’s up to Scungilli, da Vinci’s faithful feline companion, to search the ancient town of Amboise for the Automaton, braving ominous obstacles and terrifying traps as he goes. Players must use their wits and an arsenal of da Vinci’s most cunning inventions to solve the complex challenges of each level and collect the stray parts of the world’s first robot. That journey comes to life even further with playful artwork, humorous storytelling, and a wonderfully detailed and atmospheric world inspired by 16th-century France.
Leonardo Cat’s is headed for iOS devices and will retail for $2.99 on iPhone, iPad and iPod.
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