The team behind the 2012 point-and-click adventure game Primordia is back with another title in the same pointy-clicky vein. Here’s a look at Strangeland.
Wormwood Studios finished Primordia back in 2012, and then developed the less well-known cyberpunk platformer Until I Have You in 2016. Now, the band is back together with another game that’s more in the point-and-click vein of Primordia. It’s titled Strangeland, and it does fit the bill as far as the title is concerned. Here’s how the devs describe it:
A man awakes in an otherworldly carnival and watches a gold-haired woman hurl herself down a bottomless well for his sake. He seeks empty answers from mocking ravens, an eyeless scribe, a living furnace, a mismade mermaid, and many more who dwell within the park. All the while, something awful screeches from the top of a towering roller-coaster, and he knows that until he destroys this Dark Thing, the woman will keep jumping, falling, and dying, over and over again ….
Sounds properly surreal and grim. The project was cobbled together from pieces and parts of other projects that Wormwood is either working on or has abandoned. The project that would end up becoming Strangeland originally began as a game jam project in May last year. It’s been nearly a year now, and things seem to be shaping up rather well.
Here’s a look at the game’s first teaser.
For more information on the game, check out the official blog post, which goes into more detail and offers some rather surreal music as a taste. While Primordia was published by Wadjet Eye Games, there’s no mention of a publisher this time around as the team is still exploring options.
While you’re here, why not have a look at the sci-fi adventure sequel The Fall Part 2: Unbound? For more surreal adventuring, but with a role-playing twist, have a look at Disco Elysium (formerly No Truce With The Furies).