THERE are not many games out there where you get to play a graffiti artist (spraypainting tags on the walls in Overwatch doesn’t count, Chad), so developers Terri Vellmann and Doseone, along with publishers Devolver Digital have decided to rectify that.
They’ve just announced their upcoming game, Sludge Life, which the announcement describes as “a graffiti romp through a polluted island full of cranky idiots with a vibe so thick you can taste it coming”.
The game casts you as cigarette smoking, beer-drinking tagger/graffiti artist Ghost, described in the same announcement as “a breezy bandit set on staking their claim amongst the graffiti elite.”
It continues: “Traverse the corporately branded landscape, link up with other taggers, and steal junk and hearts along the way. Will you become the king of the island and tag every open inch, infiltrate sludge-pumping corporation GLUG, or just take it all down in flames with you?”
In true Devolver style, the game’s features are touted in the announcement as including:
* Experience the thrills of vandalism from the safety of your computer.
* Curiosity and free will are your only motivators – roll as you please through a tiny open-world.
* Find and download apps to your laptop and waste your life away playing a game within a game.
* Smoke Ciggy Cigs brand cigarettes. Smoke ‘em up real good.
* Take photos of exotic fauna and ambivalent NPCs.
* Dedicated fart button.
* A huge baby, community basketball court, and a cat with two buttholes. [no extra charge]
* Three distinct endings and pretty robust credits.
The game has certainly piqued my interest – I do like the weird and off-beat – so I will be keeping an eye out for it when it casually sidles up for release on Switch and PC in due course.