The setup for Concrete Genie seems pretty dire. You play as Ash living in a polluted and deserted town, and the few people that hang around spend their time bullying you. But Ash has a big brush, magic paint and ambition, and with these tools you literally paint life into the town. The pollution goes away, and the creatures you paint become your friends.
Concrete Genie is a third person adventure game in development by Pixelopus and will be out next year.