David Cronenberg’s Wrestleball: Push Me Pull You

They're sort of adorable AND YET

Once you see a terrible knot of arms and heads and heads and arms and writhing endless torsos, curiosity demands a second look. Adorable yet slightly nightmarish two-headed, four-armed, sausage people like sports too, you know. We’ve been delighted and horrified by Push Me Pull You before, the 2v2 local multiplayer ballgame where each player controls one end of a stretchy meatmonster, trying to keep the ball on their side of the field by wrapping around it and the other team’s creature, shoving and dragging in their meaty coils, and now it has a trailer. Come watch.

Developers House House are certainly far more coordinated than most people I’ve seen playing, yelling their own special terms to describe manoeuvres and techniques for their sausagepeople. I suppose that’s important when you’re trying to coordinate two heads, four arms, and endless flesh. I last saw it played far more hectic, at a Wild Rumpus/Venus Patrol event I helped run, where (slightly inebriated) people would pick up a controller then laugh and yell and nudge and be visibly repulsed. That’s about everything I want from a local multiplayer game.

House House plan to release Push Me Pull You on Windows, Mac, and Linux later this year.

And those creatures. Something about the pattering hands is eerily human. Look:

8 Comments

  1. wu wei says:

    All I see is a noby noby orgy.

  2. frightlever says:

    Cronenberg? I think you mean Brian Yuzna.

    link to imdb.com

    • Alice O'Connor says:

      I’d forgotten about that film! I don’t remember them being the sorts inclined to play sports, though, more fond of rolling around in amorphous orgies. Boo, seems it’s not on Netflix.

  3. Spacewalk says:

    Is this what people are like in Horace’s world?

  4. rustybroomhandle says:

    10 print “nope”
    20 goto 10

  5. Chuckleluck says:

    This has just the right amount of crazy gameplay and absurdity that I can enjoy. The creepiness of course is an added bonus.

  6. shinkshank says:

    I would love it if this, or something like this, took off like nuts and stood alongside big names as a full-time e-sport. There’s so many games like this that are simple in execution yet allow for hella depth, and are both fun to watch and play.

    Maybe one day.