Swinging hasn’t appeared this enjoyable since Spider-Man
Today, I’m simply as excited for brand spanking new indie video games as I’m for the 12 months’s AAA heavy-hitters, and Gibbon: Past the Bushes is the latest title to land on my to-play checklist. The sport was simply introduced by developer Damaged Guidelines, the identical studio behind the 2017 narrative puzzler Previous Man’s Journey. It facilities on the lifetime of a misplaced gibbon (a small ape that’s native to Southeast Asia), and the story will contact on environmental points like deforestation, animal extinction, poaching, and local weather change.
Gameplay-wise, Gibbon: Past the Bushes is difficult to categorize — from what I can inform from the trailers, I’d say it’s closest to the platforming style, as gamers will swing from tree to tree, constructing momentum and performing tips. It jogs my memory numerous the swinging in Insomniac’s Spider-Man, which was fingers down the very best a part of that recreation, in order that makes me all of the extra excited to present Gibbon a strive. The sport could have two modes to select from: the hour-long story mode, and the procedurally generated liberation mode.
The sport’s artwork is made up of hand-painted 2D visuals, and it appears to be like simply as beautiful as Previous Man’s Journey.
It appears to be like like Gibbon will probably be one of many smaller video games launched this 12 months, however that definitely doesn’t imply it needs to be ignored. Damaged Guidelines has actually proved their knack for efficient storytelling previously with Previous Man’s Journey, which was capable of inform a shifting narrative with none dialogue with a run time below two hours. With the studio taking up such substantial subject material this time round, I might simply see their new title being up for a Video games For Change award sooner or later.
Gibbon: Past the Bushes will probably be releasing solely on Apple Arcade on February 25, however will probably be extra broadly obtainable on Steam and Nintendo Change later this 12 months.