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Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is a new puzzler starring the Moomins

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A Moomin video game adaptation is in the works.

Revealed just earlier today on November 3, Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley is now in development at Hyper Games, an independent games developer based in Oslo, Norway. 

According to the official website of the new adaptation, it's a "wholesome and musical puzzle adventure set in Moominvalley," where Snufkin and his friends will need to preserve their nature against a strict Park Keeper.

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Right now, we don't really have any other details to go on for the new game headed up by Snufkin. One would assume members of the Moomin family would appear in the new adventure game, and we've certainly got our fingers crossed that the likes of Moominpappa will be showing up to lend Snufkin a hand.

Nonetheless, Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley looks like it's well worth keeping an eye on over the next few years. Here's hoping we'll hear about a potential release date and platforms, as well as how the game from Hyper Games actually plays, sooner rather than later.

A cursory Google search shows that this isn't actually the first time that Tove Jansson's beloved series has been adapted into a video game. Moomin's Tale released for the Game Boy Color all the way back in 1999, featuring six different stories, all of which take place from the perspective of the Moomintroll. There have also been a slate of mobile games based on the world of Moomin, including most notably Welcome to Moominvalley, a charming farming sim where players build a Moominvalley of their own.

For a brilliant selection of other smaller games you should be keeping an eye on over the coming year, you can head over to our new indie games guide for more.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.