Trouble Thinking

April 22, 2011

Cargo! Released Without Warning!

Filed under: Game News — Tags: , , , , — Durandal @ 9:28 am

One of you mail me a $20, I need to get this.

Okay, so as I mentioned in a previous post, Icepick lodge is a Russian game developer with a penchant for releasing odd, dada-ist horror games that seem to revel in their incomprehensibility.

They’ve decided that their current game is going to be accessible and fun! So let’s see how they did with tha-

Oh! OH

Oh good lord. Okay, so they might be like that dude from Nightmare Before Christmas, unable to conceive of fun without tinging it with terror.

That’s cool though!

Basically the game seems to be: you create vehicles in a little crafting screen, then use them to get places. Once you get places, you make sure the horrid little people there have fun, which involves anything from kicking them to dancing with them to jumping them off ramps. Then, when you’ve got enough fun, you make shit drop from the sky, rebuilding earth one weird-ass thing at a time.

Dropping an iceberg releases carnivorous penguins.

In all seriousness, this seems like an interesting game developed by people who… well, I’m not going to say they have a record for making fun games, but The Void was the single best game narrative period, so I give them a lot of credit for being kind of genius types. Hopefully their disturbing attempt at making something fun works out!

Read longer impressions from someone who actually bought it at Rock, Paper, Shotgun!

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