The whole felt family of characters assembled from Simogo‘s hat-trick of iPhone game excellence — including all the stars of Kosmo Spin, Bumpy Road, and Beat Sneak Bandit — by stitch-wizard & superfan Emma Lindberg.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d love to see these offered up for sale, though it remains to be seen whether any of the lineup from Simogo’s upcoming fairy tale horror Year Walk would be as adorable & displayable or better suited for stuffing out of sight/mind beneath the bed. [via Simogo]
How do you follow up three of the most heart-achingly adorable iPhone games of the past few years? If you’re Simogo (creators of the universally excellent Kosmo Spin, Bumpy Road and Beat Sneak Bandit), you do the obvious: go full on horror with a twist of Swedish folklore.
After relentless teasing fans with a series of ever more complex opaque riddles (follow along with the best clues here), Simogo’s finally revealed the above video for Year Walk, calling it “a little bit of interactive art, a little bit of intuitive touch navigation, a little bit of a picture book, a little bit of an adventure game, a little bit of mystery and horror, a little bit of occult and supernatural phenomena, and a lot of folklore.”
We’d add that it’s a little bit Jon Klassen, which more videogames could definitely stand to be.
Every month, as part of the regular monthly meetings of the Austin, TX independent game community JUEGOS RANCHEROS, we do a very casual & chatty rundown of the ten or so games from the previous month — both local and global, and both indie and occasionally a bit-bigger-budget — for the audience, to give people — especially those curious onlookers from outside the indie community itself — a look at what they may have missed.
In keeping with the tongue-in-tobacco-packed-cheek tone, we call these run-downs A Fistful of Indies, which are be presented here on Venus Patrol for your reference, each fully-annotated, -linked, and off-the-cuff blurbed, in addition to their home on the JUEGOS RANCHEROS site.
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