“Get this tweet to 10k RTs and we will make Pekken” says Jon McKellan of No Code, the studio behind the beautiful Stories Untold and upcoming Observation. Pekken is a two-player combating game starring violent pigeons, within the Tekken paradigm. A brief video of a prototype construct delighted the hearts and minds of the web yesterday, as a result of PS1-styled pigeon brawlers is an inherently great idea.
I… I don’t really need it to occur. Am I a foul man?
To be clear, I’m simply as tickled by the thought of greasy city wildfowl wing-slapping seven bells out of one another as you’re. It’s simply that the thought of it would nearly definitely be funnier than the eventual actuality of it.
I converse as somebody nonetheless mildly ashamed of becoming a member of in with the breathless pleasure round Goat Simulator, a gag which swiftly wore itself out as soon as the factor blew up and the game about infinite physics pratfalls turned actual, and in all places, all the time, ceaselessly (for a few yr). Just as a result of you can also make a beautiful joke into playable actuality doesn’t imply you need to. Please don’t allow us to down, Untitled Goose Game, please don’t allow us to down.
All that mentioned, check out Pekken’s prototype in feathery motion and fail to quell your bottomless delight:
Our cooing clobberers there are Walter Peck and Jackie Bird. Let’s hope we get to decorate ’em in absurdist outfits, Tekken 7-style, as soon as they’re out within the wild.
Because, after beginning a joke that acquired the entire world laughing got here the follow-up promise that 10,000 retweets would make Pekken a actuality. At the time of writing, we’re at 9.8k, so it’s nearly definitely taking place. First No Code want to complete up the intriguing Observation, however it feels like we’d get to not less than pattern Pekken sooner relatively than later:
While we’re right here, let’s remind ourselves why Observation, a game wherein you play as (type of) HAL from 2001, is so promising. Here’s Alice B on why enjoying it had her “reevaluating my treatment of AIs in loads of games”, and right here’s a trailer:
Pekken is an excellent title certainly, however I have to admit I desire one in every of its previously-considered options, Beaks Of Rage.