Even everyday activities can be terrifying, if presented to the right – or in this case Mistake – Street. This is the approach we see creator Bubby Darkstar take with an upcoming horror game that’s somewhat cute, horrifying, and terrifying. In it, an ordinary ride on a dark subway train takes on a new tone as you pass through a corridor filled with prying eyes.
There are horrifying subway trains and more in Cool WIP, Polygon Weekly Summary belong to eye-catching clip and screenshots of works in progress. Each week, Polygon staff scour the internet for the most exciting games still under construction, to provide you with a sampling of the hottest projects coming out.
This week, we have a game like the puzzle of trees and garden objects, frog adventure, fast paced platformer that reminds us Portaland a lively climbing game.
Your morning commute has never been so scary
The flashing neon world of Subway at midnight looks like a small change to your morning commute. Described as a “cute” horror game, new trailer from Bubby Darkstar shows a character trotting down the aisle of empty-eyed subway passengers. As the player ventures, the vibrant music is suitable for a relaxing island vacation in contrast to the dark and sinister monsters the player encounters. According to the trailer, it will be “coming out soon” on consoles, so keep an eye out if you’re a horror fanatic.
Link meets his climbing match
Lots of open world games allow us to climb right now. I am in awe of these seemingly defiance of the laws of physics as they climb steep surfaces with just the edge of their fingernails. (See, Link in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.) Code Blue Games shows us a kind climbing cartoon, one inspired by the way the rest of the human body moves while a climber uses only their upper body. The movement of the limbs and the avatar’s attention to the wall make it look like you are seeing a real human rock. The game is still in early development, but you can follow the team’s work on Twitter account.
Small seed, big adventure
This new game from Bardsley Creative lets you go on a great adventure while still a tiny baby tree. How does that work exactly? Yes, you are as dependent on the environment as you are swing and toss yourself from place to place. (Because seeds can’t, you know, walk.) Games like this always bring me back to Early days of Amanita Design, which creates similar fantasy worlds from the objects and textures of the natural world. According to its Steam page, Seedlings scheduled for release in April 2022 and you can check out a demo of the game now.
It’s time for frogs to have their own RPG
I know I have some weird biases against the frogs on this column, but they seem to be especially trendy lately. The latest entry in a long list of frog-filled indie games including A Frog’s Tale, a “turn-based RPG” where you adventure like a frog. The developers, The Norman Company and Cathar Games, posted a clip shows a frog jumping on its chest and opening it to find a berry. If this sounds like your kind of joke, you can follow the team’s work above The game’s Twitter account.
Escape from the office from hell
Here’s a good reason to continue working from home: Your office is literally filled with lava. In Hell of an office, you jump over portals to try and avoid the rising lava. ONE the clip shows The platforming in the action and the way you move through the portals looks a lot like the Portal games. The game, made by 43 Studios, does not have a release date but you can follow its progress The game’s Twitter account.
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