Jack King-Spooner’s games are fascinating worlds to discover. Constructs of collage and clay, combined media and minigames. Dream-like and melancholic tales each small and private (Beeswing, Dujanah) or broadly philosophical as in his unusual sci-fi Sluggish Morss collection. For his subsequent, he’s aiming slightly increased and turning to Kickstarter to fund development of Sluggish Morss: Pattern Circus, an action-adventure set in an odd alien universe, telling the interwoven tales of eight playable characters. Below, the pitch trailer and a few unbelievable music.
Citing an astonishing grab-bag of influences together with David Cronenberg, Alejandro Jodorowsky and even early Tool music movies, what pursuits me most is Spooner’s invoking of Live A Live, a Super Nintendo game that by no means (formally) made it out of Japan. It was a narrative-heavy RPG that felt years forward of its time, telling seven seemingly unconnected tales of wildly totally different style and tone throughout time and area, with a last act that introduced collectively characters as disparate as a gun-slinging cowboy and a pacifist upkeep robotic from the long run.
As grim because the trailer/pitch might make Sluggish Morss look, I’m anticipating there to be a vein of unusual humour working by way of it. Dujanah used jokes to each lighten the temper and unsettle, with a studio snort monitor in simply the mistaken place including a nightmarish spin to issues. Its eight unusual characters, together with a baby, a detective, a a racer and a dreamer fill my head with thrilling prospects, and I’m already wanting to poke round their bizarre, lumpen world. I could also be ready some time, as there’s over a 12 months extra work to be completed. Spooner is aiming for a January 2020 launch.
I’m additionally excited for the soundtrack. Dujanah was accompanied by some nice tunes, and Spooner has roped in some nice musical expertise for this one. It’s all-new compositions right here, and Spooner claims they’re aiming for “something between disco and prog rock”, plus dives into electronica and even noise rock. The Kickstarter web page consists of two full tracks and two snippets, and so they’re all properly price a pay attention. In reality, I’ll prevent a click on and simply embed the positively grimy-sounding ‘I Check My Gutter’ right here.
The Sluggish Morss: Pattern Circus Kickstarter has simply began, and goals increase a mere £7,000 over the subsequent month, aiming for a January 2020 launch if all goes to plan. £eight will get you a replica of the game when it’s completed. You can take a look at Spooner’s different (free) work, together with previous Sluggish Morss games here on Game Jolt, and snap up his earlier world of clay, unhappiness and nice music – Dujanah – here in the Steam Halloween sale for £3.24/€4.54/$4.54.