Nothing says run far, distant fairly like a large floating amorphous blob of flesh. In No Extra Flat Days by Deniz Cetinalp, you’ll run as quick as you possibly can to keep away from the beady, worrying eyes of this big creature that chases you.
We’ve 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 fascinating video games nonetheless below building, to present you a sampler of the best up-and-coming tasks.
This week we additionally haven’t one, however two robots navigating alien worlds; a surprising action-adventure sport the place the character transforms into animals; and an intricately designed forest infused with the colours of the rainbow.
A large pile of morphing flesh chases you
Deniz Cetinalp created this morphing pile of flesh for his sport, No Extra Flat Days. A clip of Centinalp’s sport exhibits the primary character working from it because it contorts and chases down the protagonist. The amorphous blob has a number of faces, and whereas we don’t have a backstory for it, I’m not fairly certain I wish to know its origins. There’s no launch date for the sport but, however you possibly can comply with updates on the developer’s Twitter account.
A bumbling rover manages to get again on its wheels
Ian MacLarty is an Australian sport developer who has created greater than 40 small, non-commercial video games. His work skews towards the experimental and infrequently has gamers traversing trippy, mind-bending digital areas. The newest venture he’s been posting about is a sport about a little bit rover in area referred to as Mars First Logistics, and a latest GIF exhibits that rover struggling to hold a large pipe. Though it tumbles round a bit, it manages to get again on its toes — er, wheels. You may comply with MacLarty’s progress on Mars First Logistics, and his different work on his Twitter account.
The smoothest transition animation you’ll ever see
This clip from Charles Cox exhibits a clip from an untitled sport. In the video, you possibly can see the primary character working and remodeling right into a deer-like animal. The transition is stunningly clean, because the character glows and adjustments into a number of species as they run. The sport appears to be like like a sort of action-adventure sport paying homage to The Pathless, however there isn’t a ton of data on it but. You may take a look at the developer’s work on their Twitter account right here.
A robotic trudges by way of a roaring sandstorm
This sport follows a robotic who lives on a Mars-like planet. A clip from the developer, Pyotr, exhibits the lonely robotic slowly making its method by way of a dense sandstorm and taking an elevator. The sharp, angular look of the robotic contrasts with the fuzzy storm that rages round it, and manages to seize a desolate feeling. There’s no title for this sport but, which Pyotr describes as a “static digicam survival horror sport,” however you possibly can take a look at the developer’s progress on their Twitter account.
Lastly, some respite from this storm.
Getting the elevator to work with my procedural foot placement was a minor ache but it surely works now. Subsequent I wish to add animations and sound to it so it does not simply glide down at a relentless price.#screenshotsaturday pic.twitter.com/hbwNkCGPAF
— Pyotr (@PyotrAlexRoma) August 8, 2021
Probably the most colourful and complex of forests
The rainbow seashores in Planet of Gloob pulled me in the second I noticed them. This world’s design is extremely intricate and colourful. It’s like somebody took a shade wheel and infused it with a miniature world. The isometric digicam angle provides you a hen’s-eye view of this intricate world. This video exhibits its predominant character, a little bit strolling blob, romping by way of a forest with a river working by way of it. As you stroll round, the participant rotates the digicam to make completely different paths extra seen. There isn’t a developer or launch date listed on the sport’s web site, however you possibly can catch common updates on the sport at its Twitter account.