Platform puzzler Pikuniku seems lovely, like a Mr. Men e-book squashed down into much more sharp, geometric simplicity. Beneath the floor apparently lies discontent, some mean-spirited characters and “a deep state conspiracy”, though even that appears cute and cuddly provided that aesthetic. There’s additionally ghosts and a robotic dance social gathering sooner or later. Developers Sectordub are a small collaborative group together with of us who labored on fantasy Tinder-like Reigns and the equally cute time trial FPS Lovely Planet. The game lands on January 24th – peek on the trailer beneath.
Brendy took a peek at Pikuniku at Gamescom last year and drew comparable comparisons to Mr. Men. It’s a brilliant and anarchic world of grumpy little characters and misunderstandings, the place your intelligent puzzle options to issues could get you a bellowed rebuke as a substitute of reward. It’s a world for kids, however written by ever-so-slightly jaded grown-ups. But grumpy as they are often, it’s nonetheless foolish, and lovely, and in the long run it’ll in all probability all work out for the perfect. Maybe. And even when it doesn’t, there’s that complete robotic dance social gathering to sit up for.
The extra knockabout physics-driven enjoyable within the trailer jogs my memory of the stunning Locoroco, and it seems prefer it’s not too frightened about sticking to 1 style for any size of time. Basketball, racing, apparently Dig Dug and different antics are on the playing cards, together with some (optionally available) native co-op enjoyable. Anything that allows you to harmlessly punt your buddies throughout half the display screen like they’re product of polystyrene is nice in my books. The multiplayer is unsurprisingly local-only, however presents its personal set of ranges and challenges to goof round in, separate from the primary story.