Posts Tagged ‘Mason Lindroth’

Surreal claymation RPG Hylics 2 looks amazing

Mason Lindroth’s 2015 RPG Hylics is a game I want people to see. I want you to warm you eyes with its surreal and meaty clay-ish world, fill you ears with its warbling guitar, tingle your brain with its frozen burritos and ablative holopleather, move your hands in sync with the spellcasting gestures, and chill your spine with the claymation flesh melting off your weird crescent head when your fella dies. Encountering it is a delight. And now aw heck, come on, come watch this new trailer for the sequel I’d forgotten was coming. What a treat to be reminded of Hylics 2! Read the rest of this entry »

Make Something Surreal With VA DA

Hylics is a surreal and beautiful game, a gentle JRPG built of clay, stop-motion photography, drawn animation, and… you know, I’m not even sure. It’s silly and funny and occasionally gruesome (your plasticine head disintegrating when you die is astonishing), and sounds like no other game I’ve played. We showed it at this year’s Mild Rumpus and I happily sat for hours watching puzzled people play on a big screen.

Anyway! Sorry. I was just making up for that fact that we’ve barely mentioned Hylics before, and leading into what this post is actually about: VA DA [official site], a fun weird free animation doodad by Hylics chap Mason Lindroth.

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Hylics Is Basically Videodrome: The Game

God, just look at this game. Like a scene from Bosch by way of Videodrome, Hylics [official site] is a weird, 2D game from indie developer Mason Lindroth – a familiar face on the Ludum Dare scene. I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t got a clue what’s going on in it. Hylics, the Greek word referring to matter but possibly having nothing to do with the game whatsoever, is described by Lindroth as “a recreational program with light JRPG elements” and is basically a malaria dream about sausages or something.

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