He’s Not A Drop To Drink: Walter

By Adam Smith on June 15th, 2012 at 9:00 pm.

The sign is telling you to drink his innards with a straw, trust me.

Walter is not a stop motion point and click game about a bag of water exploring the world. The trailer suggests that’s what it’s going to be before actually demonstrating that it’s a gorgeous platformer with fluid physics, state changes and a delightful sense of wonder. Fair enough then, although I’d probably play the stop motion version as well. Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait until the terrifying future time that is 2013, at which point all of Earth’s water will have been turned into brown fizzjuice by Coca Cola, which will then sell it to the highest bidder at horrific blood-auctions. Poor Walter’s going to look like a terribly inappropriate work of mockery. See for yourself below.

At first it’s like a glorious Dream Machine or Toonstruck type thing, but then it’s a bit like a jollier Gish.

Spotted at The Indie Game Magazine.

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  1. magnus says:

    Brown Fizzjuice? That’s why I’m drinking all the Irn-Bru I can.

  2. Maldomel says:

    Gorgeous indeed! Now I’m thirsty.

  3. MOKKA says:

    OHHHHHHHhhhhhhh. I love games which make me smile and this trailer made me smile so I think the game will also make me smile. So I want it, until then I’m going to watch this trailer over and over and over again.

  4. Mr. Mister says:

    Spanish sign? Wohoo!

    • Mr. Mister says:

      Having seen the trailer, I can sympathise with the spelling of physics. Damn English has a very unintuitive (and mostly just insignificative) relationship between spelling and pronounciation.

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    skalpadda says:

    “Walter is not a stop motion point and click game about a bag of water exploring the world.”

    Disappointed! It does look like a bit of fun though. :)

  6. Randomer says:

    Love that music!

  7. Skusey says:

    The blobby platforming really reminds me of LocoRoco, which is great, but I can’t help but feel disappointed that the start of the trailer isn’t the actual game. I was hoping for something Octodad-esque about a bag of water pretending to be a human. ‘Cause that’s all we are dude, meaty water.

  8. The First Door says:

    That is really rather lovely! The graphics are really nice too, although they do make me crave a good new Micro Machines game in the same style.

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    Riaktion says:

    This looks like Gish v 2.0 to me. But hey… nothing wrong with that,

    • Mollusc Infestation says:

      It seems that i’ve been waiting for Gish 2.0 for about half my lifetime. I hope this game has a frenetic, physics based multiplayer too.

    • Shadrach says:

      Nope, nothing at all. In fact I am really looking forward to this now :D

  10. faelnor says:

    Oh how I have dreamed of a game inspired by the good ol’ Morph on Amiga. I hope there are levels where you can choose to change states (ice, liquid, steam) in order to solve puzzles.

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      LTK says:

      Did you watch the trailer? That’s exactly what it does.

      • faelnor says:

        I did not see the player picking one specifically among either of those forms. All I saw was: liquid nitrogen bath -> I know I’ll turn to ice; power box -> I know I’ll turn ionized(?); etc. No real choice, which would make for an interesting gameplay element.
        Basically, I want this to be Morph 2.

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    LTK says:

    It looks like you’re at risk of losing too much of your water if you’re not careful, and you have to collect pickups to replenish it. That’s a pretty cool mechanic!

  12. westyfield says:

    What was that game where you have to splat the bags of paint over coloured targets, by flinging them around the level and bouncing them off things? This reminds me of that.

    Looks lovely, by the way. Great trailer!

  13. Y34RZ3R0 says:

    When you fall in the water below, it should read ‘You Die(lute)d.’

    or something… I don’t know, I’m just a milkman.

  14. Shadowcat says:

    That was gorgeous. It immediately reminded me of Gish and Gumboy Crazy Adventures, and I’m sure I’ve seen the liquid integrity mechanic in a couple of other games, but this looks to be putting it all together into a particularly nice package.

    The 2013 release date at the end was the only disappointing bit. I want it now, dammit.

  15. Milos says:

    You can solidify into a cube? What kind of mockery of water is that!?

  16. MadTinkerer says:

    Yay! It’s been too long since we’ve had an Indie action platformer where the protagonist is a blob of psysics-simulated stuff! (Not that Vessel was bad, just in a different genre).

  17. Lemming says:

    Anyone else think ‘Cool Spot’ when they saw the locales during the gameplay?

    • SanguineAngel says:

      Yes. That is exactly what I thought! I also thought, I loved cool spot and this game looks very fun

    • LozTaylor says:

      Yer, the style is very Cool Spot.

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    tomeoftom says:

    MAN! I want this.

  19. McTerry says:

    :DDDDDDDDDDDD

  20. Wedge says:

    Finally, something to wash the taste of that awful mess that was I-Fluid. #2 regretted Steam purchase after Blueberry Garden (the IGF is a joke).

  21. RegisteredUser says:

    Looks like an escaped breast implant to me.

  22. MichaelPalin says:

    So, Steam exclusive, eh? :(

  23. Fadobo says:

    Reminds me of iFluid on Steam, which is a really cool 3D-Platformer