This year marks 60 years since Astrid Lindgren wrote the first story about one of her favorite characters, Emil in Lønneberget, and on this occasion Ravn Studio is working on a fun and entertaining game inspired by Emil's many 'misadventures'.
The game will be available for tablets and smartphones in mid-November, and will contain both pranks and activities suitable for children between 4 and 7 years old. The player can explore Katthult and the area around the farm, do some of Emil's many tricks, and have fun with several classic activities. If the player lifts little sister Ida up the flagpole, or fills his father, Anton's, rubber boots full of water to see if they are watertight, you can be sure to hear the well-known "Eeeemil!" reverberate all over Katthult.
The player can help piece together the the bowl of soup that's shattered, when Emil's head gets stuck in it, take a ride on Emil's horse, Lucas, or try to catch the frog that Emil hid in the picnic basket. Of course, the player also gets to carve wooden figures in the woodshed, serve mother Alma's festive food in a banquet hall, or go fishing with his good friend, Alfred, the farmhand.
Emil is a creative, helpful and solution-oriented little boy. He never has evil intentions with the strange things he tries. Nevertheless, they still have disastrous consequences. When, it's his father Anton on the receiving end - as it often is, it's time to head to woodshed. There, Emil passed time by carving wooden figures.
The motto for all activities, publications and other parts of the celebration of Emil's 60th anniversary is "misadventures are good!". This is also what we try to achieve in the game about Emil in Lønneberget.
Ravn Studio has previously made Nintendo DS and 3DS games based on Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking, and we are looking forward to bringing another well-known and beloved Lindgren universe to life in game form, for new generations.