Feb 2, 2012

Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass

Wadjet Eye Games has definitely earned my attention. Let me tell you this wasn't easy reader, but, after playing seven of its rather brilliant adventure games, I have mentally awarded the studio with my spotless record award (disclaimer: doesn't actually exist yet), and am thus always eager to find out what its been working on. So, what has it been working on? Easy; on none other than Da New Guys: Day of the Jackassa game that, not unlike Full Throttle, is a humorous point-and-clicker that a lesser developer would have turned into some sort of action, button-mashing thingy.

Happily then, Wadjet Eye and Chris Burton (for this is indeed a collaborative project) didn't do anything of the sort and have instead come up with a novel, delightfully odd, obviously humorous and unavoidably surreal adventure game set in the delightfully violent world of professional wrestling. The plot is centered all around Brain, a professionally misguided wrestler who has somehow used a table and won the championship belt, promptly gotten himself abducted and is thus now in need of being saved by a most eclectic and unlikely wrestling team. Right. Better watch the trailer I suppose:


Then again, it would be even better if you actually played the demo; it has just been released and will easily convince you of the quality of the game's humour, animation, writing and puzzles, while showing off its voice-acting talents and multiple playable characters, and simultaneously making you crave for more. Sadly, that more bit will have to wait a while till the 29th of February; the very day Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass will be properly released.

For now, all you can do is play (and replay) the demo and of course pre-order the actual game. The download-only version will set you back a mere $9.99, whereas the complete, extras-packed boxed offering a very modest $19.9. Mind you, the boxed edition will only be available during the pre-order period, so, uhm, better pre-order!

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10 comments:

  1. There aren't enough point-and-clicks about professional wrestlers.

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    1. Sadly, well, hardly. And that is of course another reason to dearly love Wadjet Eye.

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  2. Remarkable! :)

    erm.. hence the remark about it being remarkable...

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    I should go now....

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    1. Don't go. There are further remarkable remarks to be made!

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  3. To be honest I kind of mentally skipped the game when I heard the announcement sometime yesterday (maybe the graphics put me off a bit), but hey if you are posting this here then I'm definitely reconsidering! Grabbing the demo while it's hot...

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    1. Ah, but you'll make me blush dear boukensha. Please do let us know what you thought of the demo.

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    2. Enjoyed it quite a bit! Thanks for covering the game and making me aware. Unfortunately had to play it windowed, my laptop isn't very happy with fullscreen AGS games.

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    3. Ah, but I always play AGS games windowed. Then again, that's how us gnomes operate.

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