Summertime Madness is a beautiful first person puzzle adventure where a painter makes a deal with the devil and becomes trapped in one of his paintings.
In Summertime Madness you take on the role of a painter who has made a deal with the devil to allow him to lose himself in one of his paintings to escape the war torn city of Prague during WWII. Being inside the painting will give him some respite from the horrors of war, but there’s a catch – if he doesn’t make his way out of the painting by the stroke of midnight then his soul will be trapped in there forever.
To escape the painting you need to explore its beautiful painted world, solve puzzles and unlock its many hidden secrets. There is a touch of The Witness to the visual style and the way you explore its beautiful and (mostly) tranquil world. The puzzles are all very different though and each new area you discover revolves around a different puzzle mechanic.
A couple of the areas can get a little frustrating (the lighthouse and the Escher-esque maze), but other than that it’s shaping up to be a fantastic adventure. The painterly visuals are stunning, the world is a fascinating place to explore and the puzzles offer plenty of variety. It’s a place full of mystery and wonder that you’ll love to get lost in. Highly recommended.