Step into the shoes of Ruth, a young lady who lives alone on a farm in Norway at the end of a faraway fjord in 1929. Here, she tends cows and creates tasty dairy concoctions to sell. It's not an easy life, however, and business could be better. Ruth starts to wonder if this is really the life she wants.
Then one day, everything changes. A huge spaceship arrives, and Ruth embarks on the journey of a lifetime.
Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a game of exploration, puzzle-solving, cow-milking, cheese-making and breaking free from the past. Its story concerns age, life, death and time, and finding one's place in the universe. Heady stuff, eh?
The game is unique in that the narrative is written completely in rhyme. For instance:
Deep in a fjord, a girl and her bovine,
Western Norway, nineteen-twenty-nine.
This is a story from Calf Ledge,
a farm perched on a mountain edge.
Milkmaid of the Milky Way is a labor of love featuring hand-painted backgrounds and old-school pixel art. Mattis Folkestad is the game's developer, writer, composer and artist. Or, as he puts it: Made with passion by one guy from Norway.