One of the most iconic characters of all time is getting a video game: the nondescript stick figure on signs. You see him everywhere you go, but you’ve never seen the character as you will in The Pedestrian. The game has been in development for a few years, even launching a Kickstarter in 2017, but it has only recently released a teaser trailer.
You take control of the characters who guard the doors to bathrooms and puzzle your way through the unique 2.5D world. It’s 2.5D because the gameplay takes place on 2D signs and surfaces, (It’s actually just a side-scrolling puzzle game.) but these signs and surfaces exist in a 3D world that is always present in the background. So, while you’re moving from surface to surface, you’re also moving around a city.
There’s no information regarding what’s got the bathroom guardians roaming the streets, but, no doubt, all will be revealed soon.
Look who’s walking now
Watching the teaser trailer for The Pedestrian makes you feel like a kid again, imagining the characters on signs moving around and jumping from one to another. The puzzle-solving element of the game also looks like it’s got some creative ideas. You need to solve the puzzles in both the 2D and 3D environments.
On the 2D surfaces, this means navigating your character around, working out which way to go, flicking a switch, finding a key, and so on. In the 3D environment, it means moving the surfaces around with your mouse to allow your 2D character to get where he needs to go. You can get a glimpse of what to expect in The Pedestrian teaser trailer below.
The 2D gameplay in the 3D world is a wonderfully creative idea that makes The Pedestrian feel unique. According to the game’s developer, Skookum Arts, it is 95% complete. Hopefully, this teaser trailer will soon be followed up with a full release.