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Metal Goose Solid: this horrible goose game looks fab

Consider the goose: nature’s prick. The goose is a creature of pure wickedness, driven to intimidate and terrify. Its honk is calibrated to the resonant frequency of the human nervous system. The goose does not wish to eat your sandwiches, it simply doesn’t want you to have them. The goose hates you and wants you to hate yourself.

The majesty and terror of the goose is captured in an upcoming and yet-untitled game [official site] from House House, who gave us the Cronenbergian wrestleball of Push Me Pull You. It’s a stealthy sandbox with a goose antagonising innocent villagers, stealing their stuff, chasing them, and generally being awful. Watch this delightful vid: Read the rest of this entry »

Horrorsport: Push Me, Pull You Released

I’ve played Push Me, Pull You [official site] for years at events I’ve helped run, revelling in its Cronenbergian wrestleball, but only today did it graduate from the multiplayer party circuit to an actual proper game released on PC. PMPY is a local multiplayer ballsport played by eerie tubefolk with a head and hands at both end. Tubefolk try to keep hold of the ball, so the two twist and writhe and shrink and stretch and entwine and unravel like athletic Cumberland sausage. It is really a quite good game.

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Push Me, Pull You Wriggles Its Way to PC Next Week

If you’re looking for something fresh and mildly disturbing to play this summer season, you’ll be pleased to hear that Push Me, Pull You [official site] is headed to PC next week on July 14. House House’s oddball project pits two-headed sausage people against each other in a slappy wrestling match. The dev team describes it as a game “about friendship and wrestling”. Charming stuff. Push Me, Pull You is a local multiplayer game in which two players control one grotesque worm person, working together to maneuver an assortment of limbs to wrest the ball from the opposing team.

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Push Me Pull Still The Grossest Local Multiplayer Sport

Push Me Pull You is the most delightful game to ever make my skin crawl. It’s a 2v2 local multiplayer wrestling ballsport where each team cooperatively controls a two-headed, four-handed horrifying stretchy sausage of a person, trying to keep control of a ball by wrapping their bodies around it and each other. I adore the eerily real movement and pitter-pattering of the meatmonsters’ hands and yet want to look away.

A wee bit later than its once-planned 2014 release, it’s now due in early 2016. That’s fine, though, as a new trailer shows developers House House have been busy adding swish new modes and ballarenas:

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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.

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Push Me Pull You Is Utter Terror Attached To Insane Delight

The first thing I remember from Push Me Pull You isn’t even the game itself. It’s laughter. I’d heard about it all week during GDC, and I finally witnessed people playing it projected on a ceiling at the Unwinnable House. They couldn’t stop giggling. It came in bone-shivering writhes and ribcage-pounding bursts. Upon witnessing the game itself and noting that the whole thing was centered around wriggly sausage tubes with people for ends, I immediately felt two things: 1) revulsion, 2) the truest love I’ve known in all my life.

And then I played it.

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