Don’t let this cute snake idiot you: As a substitute of snatching apple cores, it gobbles up whole folks. Temple of Snek by Aetheric Video games takes the traditional Snake sport and turns it right into a dungeon with puzzles.
We now have this and extra in Cool WIP, Polygon’s weekly roundup of eye-catching clips and screenshots of works in progress. Every week, the Polygon employees scours the web for essentially the most attention-grabbing video games nonetheless below development, to offer you a sampler of the good up-and-coming initiatives.
This week now we have a sport designed to appear like Cartoon Community exhibits within the ’90s, a Star Fox-like racer, a darkish mecha sport, and a sport the place you discover the world as a cat together with all of your cat pals. Learn on for this week’s Cool WIP.
An improve from enjoying Snake on a Nokia
The aforementioned Temple of Snek stars a snake that appears prefer it was crocheted, and locations it in a deep darkish dungeon. In-line with earlier iterations of Snake video games, you’ll develop in size as you eat folks, besides right here, you’ll have to resolve a puzzle to get out. You may truly seize it relating to early entry later this week.
It’s like Cuphead, however ’90s type animation
Fumi Video games’ Galaxi Taxi appears like Cuphead because it’s animated and can be a bullet-hell — besides it options the whimsical trippy worlds that some Cartoon Community exhibits are identified for. That is only a GIF of the sport’s hub, however even driving round its world appears straight out of Rick and Morty. There’s no launch date for the sport but, however you name observe the builders on the sport web page right here.
Transformers, however make it extra Metroid-like
Trying to get your repair of cool mecha? Nicely, you need to try these darkish and twisting creations from Andrew Gilmour. They’re for an upcoming sport referred to as Valfaris: Mecha. These robots are surrounded by a foreboding dread — and a few Metroid vibes. There’s no launch date but however Gilmour’s web page is crammed with all types of cool bots so that you can browse.
Be careful Fox McCloud
I actually don’t know what’s happening with the textual content of this tweet from the builders, however the sport appears nice! Future Actuality is an area racing sport impressed by the unique PlayStation graphics. It appears like a darker, scarier model of a Star Fox sport. A brief clip posted on the sport’s web page exhibits the ship cruising by a tunnel and passing by rounds of sharp enamel. It’s at present being made by a small group, listed on the sport’s Twitter web page, and you may observe the group’s progress there.
Cat’s are all the fad
From Calico to Stray, cat-based video games are at present the cat’s… meow. This sport, which doesn’t have a title but, exhibits one bicolor cutie operating round with its buddy following it. It appears like a platformer of types. A clip from the sport exhibits the cat leaping round, however when it lands within the water, the cat screams and its eyes bulge out in a cartoony means. Whereas it doesn’t have a reputation or launch date but, you’ll be able to observe its maker, Patryk Majgat, on Twitter for updates.