Ice-Pick Lodge are restless innovators. Having previously explored a town where everybody is dying from the plague (Pathologic,) and the existential torment of The Void, the developers insist that their next game, Cargo!, is fun.
Based on the newly-released screenshots, I’d have to agree that it does look pretty damn entertaining. Not many other titles would juxtapose nude gnomes with a jaunty looking Big Ben, but not many other developers are Ice-Pick Lodge.
We’ve previously detailed what the game is going to be about (at least, as far as it’s possible to understand,) but the cheat-notes summary is that the antidote to a world plagued by anti-gravity is an element called FUN. You will play as Phlox, one of the last human beings who hasn’t been turned into a brat-like gnome – tasked with constructing a variety of bizarre machines and bringing back FUN to the land.
What would that look like, exactly? Well, a bit like the images below. Last we heard, Cargo! was due for an early 2011 release on PC.

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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