Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live as a tiny organism in a huge world? I am not talking about Obsidian Entertainment’s Grounded, but rather, Ovid Works’ Metamorphosis. The Franz Kafka-inspired game now has a release date. Publisher All in! Games announced that Metamorphosis releases August 12.
Metamorphosis drops players into the role of Gregor, a man who has been morphed into a tiny insect. You set off on an exciting adventure to unravel the mystery of your transformation, and probably save your friend Joseph, who has been arrested. The premise is baffling to say the least.
Based on the trailer, it seems that we will be experiencing a bug’s life in full. That includes an occupation for life, exploring the world, and hiding from the giants that won’t hesitate to squish you. This is a look at a society that most have probably never thought about. What drives them, what motivates them… those remain questions that might be answered in Metamorphosis.
From the ground up
The first-person perspective will let us see things in a new way. Throughout the adventure, expect to solve challenging environmental puzzles. Bugs even do parkour in this game, as there are plenty of obstacles to overcome, clues that help to unravel the puzzles, and more walls to climb. That’s where your sticky limbs as a bug come into play. That tiny body of yours will come in handy as well, for those hard to reach places.
Metamorphosis is apparently “inspired by Kafka’s imagination.” What that means is really up in the air right now. What we do know is that a surreal adventure awaits in Metamorphosis, and we don’t need to wait that long to experience it. Metamorphosis releases on PC via Steam and GOG on August 12. A free demo for the game is also available on Steam from July 29 to August 5.