Humongous Fungus: A Mushroom 11 Trailer

By Craig Pearson on March 18th, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

The few times Mushroom 11 has popped up on my radar, I really didn’t know what I was looking at. There was some talk about shape-shifting fungus, but it all looked a bit formless in the early tech. A smarter man would use that last sentence as a segue, but I am far too dim to link the phase ‘formless’ and the action in Mushroom 11, where you’re a growing mass of mushroom that you have to trim and shape to move through the levels: each cut and slice allows you to grow on. There’s an interesting little puzzle game in all this, and the trailer has spread below the cut.

The game is about cajoling the fungus among us, using the growth spurts to fit it in and around things: it can climb walls by hooking into caves, it can tip things over as the mass gathers and grows on top of a pendulum, and it can grow in the corner of your bedroom causing a never ending cough and many emails to your landlord even shape itself as a cog to fit into a machine. As you grow, you’ll be continually sacrificing bits of your body.

The trailer is supposed to be about the soundtrack, provided by The Future Sound Of London, but it’s also shown me that there’s a game in there as well.

Oh, and to help with the inevitable pun thread: chanterelle, truffle, toadstool, champignon, button, chestnut, and death caps.

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  1. Tams80 says:

    I’m not lichen your attempt to make us start a pun thread.

    I hope you get play as a coral tooth, as apparently it is the fairest of them all.

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      RedViv says:

      Shii, take a time out will ya? I shall be champignoning the right to pun everywhere!

      • eightohnine says:

        The trailer looks interesting but still leaves mush room for speculation if the final game will be any good.

        • ElDopa says:

          It looks like a funghame. I desporately want to get the soundtrack once it’s out.

          • Ultra Superior says:

            It’s definitely a candidate, ’cause it looks like it breaks the usual indie mold. I hope there are many yeaster eggs!

  2. pertusaria says:

    Very cool, but it looks more like a slime mold, which is technically not a fungus.
    [/obligatory mycologist taking the fun out of things]

    I hope we can rustle up some interest in this title. It’s ergot a lot going for it. Something to while away the time while I’m sitting around on my toadstool. Just as well it’s not in asci.

  3. zeh says:

    Can’t wait