Speaking of Panic, they publish the indie sensation Untitled Goose Game, which got a nifty update this week:
Hello, I’m Nico Disseldorp. I’m part of House House, the videogame
company who made that Untitled Goose Game. If you haven’t heard of
it before, it’s a game where you play as a horrible goose who
causes a big commotion in a small village.
Tomorrow, the game is getting a free update so that two players
can play through the game together as a pair of horrible geese.
When it came to adding a new goose to the game, there were a few
big things we had to do, and lots and lots of small things.
This post is on Sony’s PlayStation blog, but the new two-player mode for Untitled Goose Game is available everywhere — Mac + PC, Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox. The post is a great bit of insight into the thinking and work behind turning a solo game into a two-player game.
I don’t play a lot of video games but man, I just love Untitled Goose Game. It’s weird and fun and a very clever game. In a way I can’t really explain, it makes me think of Ted Lasso. Something about being fun and unexpected and original in a way that isn’t cynical or ironic.
★ Thursday, 24 September 2020