Passpartout: The Starving Artist allows you to “paint and sell your own art in order to pay for your crushing addiction for wine and baguettes.”
My friends and colleagues told me to wait it out, and sooner or later someone will make a game about me. It looks like my day has finally come.
You too can create such wonderful artwork to sell. Or not.
Passpartout is currently undergoing beta testing and has been announced for release Winter 2017 (southern hemisphere) on Steam. This game was developed by Swedish indie team Flamebait Games, who if anything, create games with the most interesting names such as Epidemic and Jurgen the Elf Snatcher. Passpartout has a simple story: you are a French artist who needs to paint and sell artwork to rude and subjective art buyers to pay your increasing wine and baguette bills. A story I am sure that is familiar to all.
Creating your masterpieces looks very similar to playing with Paint on earlier versions of Windows. But I think the bad art is half the fun. Described as a ‘living puppet theatre’, the game has a novel look and feel to set it apart from games like The Sims, and looks to be worth checking out for the visual journey alone. As you progress, you will be able to unlock fancier galleries and different (and no doubt still rude) customers.
Buy my artwork, me wants a baguette!
Will you be the next Monet or just run out of money? Check out the trailer below: