On Friday, Peruvian artist Joel Guerra revealed a new trailer (opens in new tab) for ENA: Dream BBQ, a first-person journey and adaptation of his staggeringly fashionable series of YouTube shorts (opens in new tab) starring the character of the identical title.
The ENA shorts observe the titular shapeshifting, often cubist-styled lady and her associates dwelling in a dreamlike realm. The movies draw from a myriad of inspirations, however weirdly remind me of traditional, Cartoon Cartoon-era Cartoon Community animation like Braveness the Cowardly Canine.
Guerra incorporates a bunch of clashing types in the identical, typically retro 4:3 oriented, body. Pixelated, nearly MS Paint-style characters will speak to ’90s 3D renders towards colourful, weird landscapes. The dialogue has a Twin Peaks Black Lodge (opens in new tab) high quality to me: it scans as nonsensical on a primary cross, however at all times appears to hold hidden that means and demand you take heed to it once more for clues.
Guerra first teased Dream BBQ in March 2021, however Friday’s trailer is our first take a look at its gameplay, in addition to some new ENA animation and pleasant ’90s anime-style intertitles. The worlds on show are killer with these unimaginable dreamscapes that appear like the PS2 sequel to LSD: Dream Emulator (opens in new tab) we by no means acquired, and its description appears to trace at an exploration and puzzle-focused expertise:
“Play as ENA as she searches for the Boss that everybody needs to be. Discover unusual worlds, tackle facet gigs, and meet each candy and bitter characters alongside the journey.
There’s a lot to come across in your adventures:
- Discover new environments stuffed with hidden secrets and techniques and oddities.
- Meet totally different characters who solely need you to do issues for them.
- Use unusual Instruments to unravel uncommon issues.
- Dwell the expertise of being the least fashionable particular person at any occasion.”
Dream BBQ additionally now has a stay Steam web page with a basic 2023 launch date. You’ll be able to wishlist ENA there, and in addition observe Guerra on Twitter (opens in new tab) and YouTube (opens in new tab) to maintain updated with Dream BBQ and his different tasks.
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