The Little Acre

The Little Acre follows the story of Aidan and his daughter, Lily, set in 1950’s Ireland. After discovering clues as to the whereabouts of his missing father, Aidan begins investigating until he inadvertently finds himself transported to a strange new world. Ever the hero, Lily sets off after him, encountering her own perils along the way. Featuring full voice-acting and hand-drawn animation, The Little Acre is a memorable, lovingly crafted adventure game.
The Little Acre is developed by Pewter Games alongside Executive Producer Charles Cecil ( Broken Sword, Beneath a Steel Sky).


  • Two playable characters
  • Traditional hand-drawn animation
  • Unique perspective transitions
  • Beautiful original score
  • Fully voice acted
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista with SP2/7/8/8.1/10 x86 or x64
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E4300 (2 * 1800) or equivalent | AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (2 * 2600) or equivalent
Memory: 2048 MB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GT 610 (1024 MB) or equivalent | Radeon HD 6450 (512 MB) or equivalent
DirectX: Version 10
Storage: 3500 MB available space
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista with SP2/7/8/8.1/10 x86 or x64
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 (2 * 2660) or equivalent | AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (2 * 3000) or equivalent
Graphics: GeForce GTX 560 Ti (1024 MB) or equivalent | Radeon HD 2900 XT (1024 MB) or equivalent
DirectX: Version 10
Storage: 3500 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: OSX 10.10 Yosemite or above
Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 or equivalent
Memory: 2048 MB RAM
Graphics: GeForce 9400M or equivalent
Storage: 3500 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu Linux 16.04
Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 @3.20 GHz
Memory: 2048 MB RAM
Storage: 3500 MB available space
  • The Little Acre is a heartfelt adventure with a lot of care and dedication put into it. It's short, but there's enough charm that you can playthrough on a quiet afternoon.

  • The Little Acre is a great debut effort with impressive production values for an indie studio, but sadly it’s over far too soon.

  • As I was playing The Little Acre, I kept thinking that I should be liking it more than I was. It seems like it’s well-intentioned, but I found it more dull than charming, and more by-the-numbers than thought-provoking. Really, it’s like a shorter, less polished version of Anna’s Quest, and I didn’t even like Anna’s Quest that much. But on the brighter side, The Little Acre is cheap, and it might work well with children, and so for some people it might be worthwhile.

  • The Little Acre is a game built on a very solid foundation, with great moments, but also very irregular, and it gets less interesting as we progress. It's not a bad game, but it does feel like a missed opportunity.

  • The Little Acre has a pretty solid backbone. The setting, storyline and portrayal of events using the hand-drawn graphics and dialogues pretty quickly captures the gamer's attention. However the only thing that keeps this game from stardom is the lack of depth in most aspects.

  • A wonderfully animated but disappointingly short adventure, which nevertheless points to a promising future for its creators.

  • The puzzles are very simple and the set-up and plot have all been done before. The lovingly-crafted animation, uncluttered play, and warm, sharply-written characters could have converged onto a winner here. Sadly, though, there is the distinct feeling that Pewter Games have made a test balloon, a game that teases something bigger yet to come. For all the fondness you might have for it, when the credits roll after what feels like the end of part one, the game is regrettably very aptly named.

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    Charming but leaves you feeling underwhelmed. [Issue#184, p.82]

  • You fall in love with the story and become so attached that it’s a huge letdown when it ends so abruptly. I truly wished The Little Acre had been longer, as it had so much potential. With more time to play out the story, The Little Acre could have been a huge hit.

  • It's a simple, bright adventure game that you could play with your kids… if not for its problems with story, animation, voice-overs, characters' motivation and questionable creature design.

  • This is a cute, very easy and extremely short adventure game, which doesn’t avoid some pitfalls that inevitably weaken the overall sense it leaves us.

  • We were looking forward to The Little Acre as soon as we saw the lovely art and Charles Cecil’s involvement, but sadly it’s pretty bad. I don’t mind short games but at two hours (including puzzle solving) the game doesn’t leave much room for storytelling, character and world building, compelling puzzles, or much of anything really.

The Little Acre
$12.99 $3.24
Title: The Little Acre
Genre: Adventure, Indie
Released: 13 December 2016
Developer: Pewter Games Studios
Publisher: Pewter Games Studios
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Full controller support
  • Retro XP
UI Audio Subs
Spanish - Spain
Simplified Chinese
Portuguese - Brazil
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