Lil' Guardsman Demo

Steam now offers a playable demo for indie adventure game Lil' Guardsman for Windows and macOS. And yes, this gets the abbreviation for little a li'l wrong. Developer Hilltop Studios and publisher Versus Evil plan to launch the full game on PC this year, with console versions to follow a li'l later. The Official Gameplay Trailer offers a look and here are some details:
Lil’ Guardsman puts players in the role of a young girl who finds herself covering for her dad, the head castle guardsman. As she interrogates an array of strange, quirky characters trying to gain entry to their city walls, you must discover each visitor’s true intentions through cunning dialogue and a clever use of her toolbox of investigative items. Lil must make tough decisions as she decides who to allow into her citadel home and consequences can be severe, so you’ll have to make astute use of your abilities to uncover mass conspiracies and protect your stronghold and family from devious interlopers.

To commemorate this reveal, Verses Evil has released a playable demo on Steam. This demo lets players come to grips with Lil’s investigatory plight, as you’ll become intimately familiar with the gadgets and gizmos she has at her disposal. Use your cypher-cracking Decoder Ring, douse travelers in Truth Spray, or threaten them with your trusty Bullwhip! Guardsmen aren’t generally encouraged to whip people willy-nilly, but sometimes it’s the best tool for the job!