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Announcing Roots in the Sky, sequel to classic point-and-click adventure The Hand of Glory coming to PC and Switch in 2023

Get ready to give this point-and-clicker a big hand in 2023.
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Nintendo Switch version of Broken Sword-inspired 2020 original due out this fall (PC review codes still available)

July 5, 2022

Lazarus rises from the dead! No, not that Lazarus, but Lazarus “Lars” Bundy, the renowned serial killer hunter from Madit Entertainment’s popular point-and-click adventure The Hand of Glory. This Lazarus may still have one foot in the grave but is set to return next year in an all-new supernatural mystery sequel, Roots in the Sky.

In anticipation of the new game, and the upcoming arrival of the 2020 original on Nintendo Switch, a free prequel called The Blowtorch Files is available on Steam for Windows PC. This short text-based investigation sees players provide first-hand tech support for the intrepid detective as he attempts to track down the latest kidnapping victim of a criminal terrorizing Miami.

Announcement trailer on YouTube:

About The Hand of Glory series

Blending comedy, mystery and conspiracy-steeped intrigue, The Hand of Glory is a point-and-click adventure series inspired by genre classics like Gabriel Knight and Broken Sword. The first game saw disgraced former detective Lars Bundy seek redemption by pursuing the missing scion of an influential family, all while keeping a momentous personal concern a secret from those nearest to him. With help from a nerdy but talented intern named Alice, Lars soon found himself swept up in a thrilling chase from the sandy beaches of Florida to the lush green hills of Italy and a hidden temple in England.

Roots in the Sky picks up five years later, with Lars continuing to elude a rogue cult by working as a private security agent in Rome. There he tries to keep his identity secret from friends and foes alike, and his lurking personal crisis at bay. His hopes for anonymity are dashed, however, when his latest client is murdered in cold blood. Now the only way to keep his name out of the news is to solve the case himself before the police can investigate. But the hunter is also the hunted, and a deadly game of cat-and-mouse takes Lazarus and his returning cohort Alice on another epic odyssey through exotic locales in search of the truth behind a powerful artifact and an ancient legend about creation itself.

  • Exciting new conspiracy thriller across Italy, Palestine, India and Japan
  • Multiple playable characters with their own unique personalities
  • Colorful hi-res hand-drawn artwork with over 50 locations to explore
  • Original atmospheric soundtrack and full English voice acting
  • Additional subtitles in German and Italian (other languages possible)
  • Touch-friendly interface for Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck
  • Expected 8-10 hours of gameplay

Roots in the Sky is due to be launched on PC and Nintendo Switch next summer (Q3 2023) and can be wishlisted now on Steam. While no prior familiarity is needed, there’s plenty of time to get caught up and review copies of The Hand of Glory are still available. The Switch version of The Hand of Glory is scheduled to be launched sometime this fall (Q4 2022), with codes available at that time. To find out for yourself why 95% of Steam users have given it a positive review, just let us know!

Contact address: [email protected]

Official website:
The Hand of Glory on Steam:
The Blowtorch Files on Steam:

Roots in the Sky on Steam:

About Madit Entertainment
Madit Entertainment was founded in 2018 with only one goal: to develop adventure games that tell great stories and immerse players in incredible interactive experiences. With its headquarters in Rome, the small independent studio strives to create a distinct visual style and deliver the same kind of rich storytelling and gameplay as the genre’s golden age classics but with a modern design to reach new audiences. The team has already published its first project, The Hand of Glory, and is currently developing Roots in the Sky – The Hand of Glory 2.
About Daring Touch
Founded in 2018, the collective’s mission is to support indie video game developers by sharing its broad expertise in various fields and providing a “daring touch,” that special element that looks beyond the status quo to promote ambition, creativity and passion in its partners. The group has collaborated on the development and publishing of various adventures including Detective Gallo, The Wardrobe, The Hand of Glory and the Shadows on the Vatican series.
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