Justice to the west. Family-friendly and peaceful. Publisher handygames brings “el hijo – a wild west tale” to mobile!
Giebelstadt, Germany, 25th January 2022
El Hijo shows that the Wild West is no country for old men, but for a kid to conquer. With the weapons and the wit of a child, he is out to be reunited with his mother after tragedy struck and the family got separated.
Today, critically acclaimed and award-winning “El Hijo – A Wild West Tale” comes to mobile as a full pay-to-play title. Without any hidden costs or pay2win but with full controller and Apple TV support! International publisher HandyGames strongly believes in serving gamers awesome games, no matter which platform they play on.
Publisher HandyGames takes mobile gaming seriously
“El Hijo – A Wild West Tale” is not lazily adapted to run on mobile devices but improved to take advantage of mobile devices features. All this without in-app purchases or subscription traps that are specifically tailored to target younger audiences. On the contrary:
The spaghetti-western stealth game has been awarded Best Indie-Title by the gamescom-Awards in 2019, “Best Family Game” by the DCP (German Computer Games Award) and was only recently honoured with a prestigious Pedagogic Media Award.
About El Hijo – A Wild West Tale:
“El Hijo – A Wild West Tale” is a non-violent game and an exciting story of a desperate child looking for his mother. The boy sneaks past different sorts of suspicious outlaws in a series of diverse western settings.
Instead of violence, this child’s imaginative playfulness comes to life with the help of his toys, which serve to distract his “opponents”.
Using the shadows to his advantage is a core element of the game, as the young hero will often have to hide. Various twists on familiar mechanics are often a product of the challenging and increasingly dangerous environments that the 6-year-old must traverse to reach his ultimate goal.
- Survive the Wild West with the cleverness of a young hero
- Explore dark monasteries, deserts, and frontier towns in a spaghetti-western world
- Merge with the shadows to hide from your adversaries
- Solve playfully tricky environmental puzzles
- Use a fun arsenal of tactical toys to bypass and distract diverse opponent types
- Inspire other children to find the path to freedom
- Enjoy the gripping storyline of a brave son in search of his mother
- Full controller support
HandyGames™ is part of the THQ Nordic and Embracer Group family and operates as an international publisher for mid-sized projects and developers for a worldwide audience.
The focus lies on creating and publishing games for current-gen consoles like PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X or Nintendo Switch™ as well as games for Steam and many other PC gaming distribution channels. HandyGames™ produces titles for new innovative gaming platforms, for example, VR (Virtual Reality) on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR, but also offers games of all kinds of genres for Android smartphones and tablets, Apple iPhones, iPads and many other mobile and smart devices.
As a games company that is truly passionate about gaming, we always strive for gameplay innovation. We received the German Developer Award as “Best German Game Studio” in 2015 and produced and published award-winning games of virtually every video gaming genre imaginable for a diverse range of audiences and gameplay styles. One example is “Townsmen VR” which was awarded the German Games Award 2018 in the category “Best Game Design”.