Knuckle Sandwich looks like a suitably daft RPG

Turn-based RPG Knuckle Sandwich [official site] turned up in our inbox this week and it looks like some hot nonsense. It’s about a boy who moves to a new town and starts working a crappy job serving burgers. Until you get drawn into some sort of cult mystery, of course. Couldn’t fight monsters without some cult mystery! You can see some of said monsters in the trailer below, such as bees, oozers and (most terrifying of all) “fibreghosts”.

I’m still not entirely sure what’s going on here but I like those colours. Let me offer you the developer’s plot synopsis in an effort to clear things up.

“After landing a job at a run-down diner, he accidentally gets wrapped up in a missing persons mystery that involves a local crime gang and a fanatical cult.

Features lively city locations to explore, a turn-based battle system that revolves around eccentric minigames, a macabre storyline and a ridiculously hip soundtrack.”

It’s made by Melbourne-based developer Andrew Brophy and as well as offering some unusual-looking turn-based battles, there’s a party system and some other minigame silliness. Here’s some of the features that caught my eye.

  • the option to own a pet cat that makes you happy
  • a gym membership card you found in a trash can that you can use to get huge pecks
  • branching paths, alternate endings and at least six different credit sequences

I just can’t say no to a free gym card. Brophy has made videos before while working on it, but it looks like it has changed style slightly since those. We don’t know when it’s due out, so simmer down fibreghost fans, simmer down. We’ll let you know.


  1. Shazbut says:

    This looks like some cool-ass shit. I’m in

  2. Uncle Fassbender says:

    I heard about this a while ago, it’s come a long way and it looks awesome. Can’t wait.

  3. GameCat says:

    I’m getting strong Mother/Earthbound vibe from it.

    • Guy Montag says:

      I want to get a ‘mother-like’ list of games going. I imagine it would be pretty sizable by this point.

      • shoptroll says:

        Homestuck is probably the biggest, but it’s a webcomic not a game.

        Undertale and Citizens of Earth are the two most obvious ‘Mother-like’ games that I’m aware of.

        • Harlander says:

          A Homestuck game just got kickstartered lately, didn’t it?

  4. Don Reba says:

    Stay away from those balconies, now, Brendan.
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