WWFTW // Mummies, Owlboys and Little Nightmares!
Sorry for the late post for What We Found This (Last) Week, folks! It’s been a very hectic past few days over here, but that just means you’ll be getting twice as many great games to check out this week!
The Mummy Demastered
October 24th, 2017
PS4 / XBox One / Switch / Steam
You probably heard about The Mummy film starring Tom Cruise that was released earlier this year, but you might not have heard about the amazing Metroidvania style game that is connected to it. This adaption is not what one would expect when it is tied-in with a major motion picture, mostly due to the retro bit-game aesthetic and gameplay that is reminiscent of the Metroidvania style it is based off of. For those who didn’t catch the plot of the movie; The ancient evil Princess Ahmanet has been unearthed after being entombed for thousands of years, unleashing hordes of plagues, monsters and mummies upon mankind. You must explore your way through tombs, forests and the city of London in order to save humanity! Every bit of this game works in its favor and completely lives up to the classics, creating an epic title that is truly worthy of this subgenre.
April 28, 2017
PS4 / XBox One / Steam
Reconnect with your inner child to conquer your deepest, darkest fears in this visually stunning puzzle-platform horror game, Little Nightmares. This dark whimsical tale follows a child named Six who is trying to escape The Maw- a mysterious vessel inhabited by corrupted souls looking for their next meal. This game looks as if it was pulled from the worlds of Henry Selick (Coraline, Nightmare Before Christmas), with gloomy stylized characters living in a grim and dramatic setting that you must find your way out of before it’s too late!
November 1, 2016
Steam / Switch
Soar through a vibrantly crafted world in the clouds in this platform adventure bit-game, Owlboy. In it you play as Otus, a young owl-boy with the gift of flight who must fend off sky pirates and protect the open skies. Throughout the way you will recruit friends with unique abilities and backstories to aid you in battling enemies and maneuvering through ruins and dungeons. This title is noted for having a remarkably long development run, starting in 2007 and ending at it’s release in 2016, but the end result is nothing short of the elegant love letter to pixel art and bit-games for both old and new audiences that they were striving for.
written by – emily spitsberg