Here's your delightful weirdness for the day: Daddy Long Legs, the newest project by Danish outfit Set Snail, is about moving a set of spindly, angular legs forward as far as you can before physics, gravity, and momentum conspire to topple the fuzzy-faced body attached to them.
I suppose it's technically some sort of "endless walker," but judging by the trailer below, struggle, fall, slip, and flail might be more accurate verbs. Take a look:
And here's a curious thought: the trailer and screenshots are all slightly tilted, so maybe Daddy Long Legs will feature some sort accelerometer- or gyroscope-based balancing mechanic. That's idle speculation on my part, but it'd be nice to have a way to stabilize your lurching harvestman.
If nothing else, Daddy Long Legs reminds me of Incredipede [$3.99] or any number of Bennet Foddy's projects, games that attempt to recreate (or caricature) the delicate kinesthetics that govern simple movement. Where those games required moving individual muscle groups (I never could get my head around Incredipede), Daddy Long Legs seems a bit more straightforward: left, right, left, right.
There's no hard release date for Daddy Long Legs, but it should be available on the App Store "soon."
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