Game News The most original concepts of Guerrilla Collective and Wholesome Direct
In the tunnel of games presented this evening during Guerrilla Collective and the Wholesome Direct, it is difficult to find your way around completely. Many will even say that they have the impression of having seen the same concept reappear a good ten times. But there are still games that caught our attention for their originality. Here they are.
Lovebirb is a Tinder-like reserved for feathered beasts that we certainly did not expect to see during the Wholesome Direct. Naturally, the concept might make you think of Hatoful Boyfriend. But it is not a question of flirting with a whole bunch of birds in the skin of a human, but rather of having two winged animals copulate with each other. Little information to put in your mouth for the moment, but the title seems to integrate mini-rhythm games similar to courtship displays. The title is signed Anonymous Penguin Studio. And good news, it is available for free on the itch.io platform.
Paper Trail first aroused our curiosity for its adorable art direction, then for its charming concept: the player must trace the path of a character by moving the pages of the book on which he is standing. We embody Paige, a young university student who leaves the family cradle to pursue her studies. It is thus necessary to bend the world to fully explore it and reveal the least of its secrets. Along the way, the heroine will meet a range of characters who will share their vision of the universe with her. Note that a demo is already available on the Steam platform. The title is expected soon on PC and consoles.
Tracks of Thought
Tracks of Thought is a cute game set in a train where the journey has taken a very strange turn after a mysterious tunnel has made all the passengers forget their final destination. As you may have understood, your objective as a player will be to solve this very mysterious phenomenon. To help you, you can chat with the dozen passengers on board. Some will unfortunately not be very motivated to cooperate and you will therefore have to use a card-based battle of wits system, where the goal is to resolve the conflict and find common ground. Note that a demo is already available on the Steam platform. The title will soon be released on PC.
In Mail Timean adventure “casual cottagecore“, the player explores a peaceful forest and adopts the job of a postal scout. With your adorable mushroom hat and your bag full of letters, you will have to deliver mail in the forest of Grinchegrove. We promise you to discover a warm world where you you can bond with all kinds of forest creatures: “From poetic frogs to punk-rock woodpeckers to grumpy squirrels, these eclectic creatures need your input“. The experience promises to be highly relaxing and takes place at your own pace. It is also impossible for your character to die. Note that a demo is already available on the Steam platform. The title is planned for PC and Switch in 2022.
A Walk With Yiayia
A narrative adventure game, A Walk With Yiayia tasks you with taking your Greek grandmother for a walk around the neighborhood”after she lost her confidence following a frightening fallYour experience basically consists of holding conversations, exploring the environment quite quietly, and doing microquests throughout the neighborhood.
Spiral is a narrative exploration game from Folklore Games that presents cognitive degeneration in a poetic way. We will follow more precisely the story of Bernard, an old man who wishes to live one last time the most endearing memories of his life, linked to his family and friends: “Along this journey, you’ll visit over twenty key memories that helped define the man he would become“. Note that a demo is available on Steam. The title is expected soon on PC and consoles.
Already seen several times, American Arcadia is the brand new game from the Call of the Sea studio. He offers you a trip to Arcadia, a utopian and futuristic city with a seventies atmosphere. Only here, this American dream also has serious flaws that will undermine our protagonist. The entire city is one gigantic reality show, filming its inhabitants 24/7, making it one of the most watched shows in the world. Faced with this deception, Trevor decides to get out of his banal life to extricate himself from this gigantic joke. The authorities then set off in pursuit. The RAW Fury editor handling the project has yet to announce a release date but has already confirmed a PC version.