One of my favorite things about the App Store is the games that get released that just leave you sitting there watching the trailer, blinking a couple times, then just saying, "What?" Well, Mandragora Team just totally nailed that reaction with their upcoming 2D runner, Knitted Deer. Wave goodbye to pixel art, and other over-used art styles in iOS, this is a new era my friends, the era of... Knitting.

The forum thread has all sorts of details on the game, including the three levels, "Heaven," "Earth," and "Hell" along with, um, weapon upgrades. The trailer undoubtedly makes the game look a little basic, but we love tipping our proverbial hats at really crazy games, and this definitely seems to be one of those. I mean, come on, you're practically playing a sweater. No specific dates yet, but Knitted Deer is coming "soon."

  • Jacob Gehman

    If nothing else, it's got my attention.
    Gameplay, at least based on that, looks a bit samey.

    But the visual style is something else.

    • JJE McManus

      There are usually more design elements in tacky sweaters of that type but I commend them for getting the stitches right. Unfortunately I view it as another example of all style and canned gameplay.

      • Josh Presseisen

        This is coming out on Forest Moon Games, and the gameplay will be improved a bit, but its the ...and knitting... that got me. 🙂

  • Jon Smith

    "What?" IS the best way to describe the trailer, while the game doesn't look too impressive the music was actually quite catchy.

  • Psiufoxx

    That laughing voice... Terrifying.

  • Galsia

    Kirby's Epic Yarn meet something out of Jeff Minter's world.

  • Kelly Hoverocerous MacNeill

    game looks horrible, but the music was A+

    • ImJPaul

      I'm with that.

  • curtneedsaride

    I could totally relax while playing this one. Looks mindless and cozy. I totally would have eaten this up around Christmas. Might wait 'til November to give it a shot.

  • Karzay

    Finally, a game aimed at old ladies!

  • Matt Curtis

    The Gameplay looks ehh, but the music is awesome.

  • marybaum

    My MIL was a diehard Mario and Tetris fan who left us in 1997. I think she'd sooner be in the FPS realm with her grandsons - though she might have thought this was cute for a minute.

  • Dueler

    I guess it sort of looks knitted, but it's too clean where as knit is messy so it's throwing off my perception and I can't see it as a knitted piece but more just like a whole bunch of characters made out of V's.

  • homosaur

    Art and music are top notch but those controls look sketchy as hell

  • MidianGTX

    It's basically pixel art... just a little uglier.

  • derkoi

    Looks cack!