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Split splot splat: De Blob bouncing back to PC

After rolling round consoles for the best part of a decade, paint-splatting platformer De Blob [Steam page] is coming home to PC. It’s about a big blob rolling around a dystopian city painting everything with its splatty powers. You might remember De Blob from its origins as a student project game on PC in 2006, back before THQ bought it, created a new Blob game for Wii, then crashed and burned and… to cut a long story short, that Blob game will finally come to PC on April 27th.

So! De Blob, the new old one coming to PC, is a 3D platformer about a big ol’ blob living in a colourless dystopian future. Handily, he can absorb paint from convenient sources around the place, so off he goes, bringing colour to the world and sticking it to The Man. I never played the Wii version but remember enjoying splatting paint in the original student game? It’s been a while.

Here’s an old, old trailer:

To continue that long-winded history lesson from before: this isn’t made by that original student team, as they sold De Blob to THQ then most of them reformed as Romino Games – going on to make games including Awesomenauts. No, it’s Blue Tongue Entertainment who made this and its sequel. After THQ died, publisher Nordic Games picked up De Blob along with many other THQ games, not to mention THQ’s name. Having sewn THQ’s tags into the underwear, they’re now known as THQ Nordic. That’s who’s bringing this to PC, with a port by Blitworks. I think that’s the lot.

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