The studio behind post-apocalyptic golfer Golf Club Wasteland introduced their subsequent sport on the Future Games Show final evening, a post-apocalyptic parkour platformer known as The Cub. I’ve a tender spot for cinematic platformers, which stems completely from how fluid the animations will be in these video games – and also you higher consider The Cub has fluid animations. Here’s the trailer for it:
According to The Cub’s Steam web page, it has been inspired by traditional Sega video games from the 90s, comparable to The Jungle Book, Lion King and Aladdin, however with some extra fashionable sensibilities thrown in, comparable to extra parkour-oriented runnin’ and jumpin’, and environmental puzzles.
From the seems to be of issues, The Cub takes place in the identical world as Golf Club Wasteland, the place “after the Great Ecological Catastrophe, the ultrarich flee to Mars and depart the remaining to perish.” Hmm… I’d like to know what inspired it. Among the folks left on Earth, there was a single baby that turned out to be proof against the fallout. Years later, the ultrarich return to Earth, see the kid, and naturally attempt to seize it. Because what else would you do? You play because the baby — The Cub, actually — and spend the remainder of the sport fleeing out of your captors, whereas exploring the stays of humanity, expressed by means of places like decayed tower blocks and deserted genetic labs.
Each location within the trailer seems to be lovely, and the Steam web page mentions different animated works together with 90s movies Road to El Dorado and Tarzan being key inspirations. There’s additionally a particular point out of Genndy Tartakovsky’s present Primal – which is excellent by the way in which.
Based on the trailer, it seems to be like we’re in for a actually chill and darkish soundtrack too. It’s all filtered by means of an in-game radio, identical to how Golf Club Wasteland did it. There’s even a DJ host once more, with interspersed vignettes of ultrarich folks’s issues.
In Katharine’s Golf Club Wasteland assessment, she was significantly keen on the in-game radio station, and praised how artistic and atmospheric it made your golf expertise. The Cub undoubtedly feels prefer it has that in heaps, too, and I’m excited to see extra.
They have not introduced a launch date but, however you may take a nearer take a look at The Cub over on Steam.