Charm And Chills In A Big Scary World: Hunger

Yes, thank you.

We oohed and aahed over the revelation of Hunger [Hunger] in the RPS Treehouse, circling around and holding our hands up to the teaser trailer as if it were a beautiful little fire warming our spirits. It looks like the sort of Eastern European stop-motion short you might find on Channel 4 late at night years ago, coupling a beautiful miniature-ish, dollhouse-y look with a malevolent atmosphere and dreadful monsters in an undersea world called The Maw.

It’s an sneak-o-puzzler still early in development, at the prototype stage, but come see this:

Ooh! Isn’t that just the ticket? Don’t you want to explore and clamber around that giant bathroom? Aren’t those doughy chefs horrifying? Isn’t that crawling scrabbling shadowy figure just the worst? Swedish developers Tarsier Studios talk of “borrowing the tense atmospherics of survival horror and the playful exploration of adventure games”, saying it “aims to capture the thrill and the terror of being small and weak in a world that isn’t.”

Tarsier have so far mostly helped out on the PlayStation build-o-platformer series LittleBigPlanet, playing a big part in the Vita version. If you have a memory for these things, they were also behind another handcrafted-looking game, The City of Metronome [official site], which was shown off at E3 2005 then slowly sank out of sight.

I wish I could tell you when we might get to play Hunger.

12 Comments

  1. ZIGS says:

    Saw this yesterday and everything pointed at it being PS4-exclusive, now I see it on RPS. Is it confirmed for PC as well?

    • Mudface says:

      Can’t see anything on their blog or Twatter feed. Maybe it’s one of those tedious console exclusives were everyone knows it’s also coming to PC, but the dev just won’t admit it.

    • Eight Rooks says:

      Eurogamer article said it was a PS4 exclusive at first, and now it’s “console and PC”.

      It looks beautiful. Hope it’s as much fun to play as to watch.

  2. Porkolt says:

    Why does that toilet have two water reservoirs?

  3. Turkey says:

    Sweet, I love Another Worldlikes.

  4. Rae says:

    I like it and reminds me of Coraline.

  5. rcguitarist says:

    Looks brilliant!

  6. Darth Gangrel says:

    Swedish people are making this? I guess this is our thing or something and I’m perfectly okay with that. Along with IKEA, Ingmar Bergman, Swedish Noir and stuff we’ll also get associated with survival horror games.

    Now, if only someone could make a game akin to Clive Barker’s Undying, a scary game where the only thing to do when seeing a monster isn’t to hide yourself.

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    Ninja Dodo says:

    Oh man, Metronome! I remember being so excited about that and then disappointed as it was ostensibly cancelled. New game looks stunning.