Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure is an indie graphic adventure designed, art directed, and with voice talent from Cassie Creighton, with Ryan Creighton as technical lead. It was created in 48 hours at TOJam, a Toronto-area indie games jam, using the Untold Graphic Adventure System, a technology built on top of Unity by Untold Entertaiment, for which Ryan Creighton works.
The graphics are child-like crayon drawings, animated in a somewhat blocky fashion reminiscent of time-stop animation; the gameplay is in the classic point-and click graphic adventure style. Though there is an inventory, puzzles are straightforward, and there is no inventory combination.
The backstory is that you are Sissy, and you love ponycorns, which are far cooler than ponies or unicorns, because they are ponies AND unicorns. Orange Boy gives you five jars in which you may collect ponycorns, and through a series of scenes, you must solve some puzzles to do so, often opposed by monsters such as a scary tiger and a lemon that nastily threatens to spray lemon juice in your eye.
While the game is short and can probably be accomplished in ten minutes or less, the nature of the animation, the story, and the charming voice acting make for a highly effective game.
Kudos to Ms. Creighton who, at age 5, can surely look forward to a long and successful career as a games auteur.
Sissy's Magical Ponycorn Adventure is a 2011 Indiecade finalist.