Indie developer Ovid Works revealed today that Metamorphosis, a game about a man who mysteriously transformed into a little bug, is Switchbound!
Metamorphosis is a reimagination of Franz Kafka’s seminal short story The Metamorphosis. The game follows the plights of Gregor Samsa as he turns into a tiny bug and embarks on a quest to save himself and his friend Joseph who can’t recognize Gregor’s new insect body.
“Metamorphosis combines the first-person traversal puzzles of something like Portal with the philosophical existential musings of early 20th century literature,” said Jacek Debowski, CEO at Ovid Works. “It’s really unlike anything else out there!”
Check out the trailer and details below:
Ovid Works is proud to reveal that Metamorphosis, a first-person puzzle platformer about a man mysteriously transformed into a little bug, will launch in Fall 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Inspired by Franz Kafka’s seminal short story The Metamorphosis, Ovid Works’ video game reimagines salesman Gregor Samsa as he turns into a tiny bug and embarks on a quest to save himself and his friend Joseph, who has been arrested for reasons unknown. Inconveniently, Joseph can’t recognize your new arthropodal body.
To rescue Joseph and uncover the truth behind your metamorphosis, you must go on a perilous journey through a strange world which, like yourself, has turned twisted and unfamiliar. What once seemed like mundane dwellings has become an expansive obstacle course. You’ll have to leap, climb, and chart your path by using your newfound abilities to navigate the dingy nooks and crannies that exist within the cracks of civilization. Use your wits to unravel the truth and return to the life you once knew.
-First-person perspective from a bug makes you see the world in a whole new light
-Challenging environmental puzzles that have you searching for clues, creating diversions, and overcoming obstacles
-Rewarding exploration featuring unique movement mechanics that make full use of your tiny body and sticky limbs
-A surreal story that players can influence, inspired by the curious imagination of Franz Kafka
-Eccentric, colorful characters spanning the world of both humans and insects
-A hand painted world that adds a layer of the fantastical to even the grittiest environments