Handmade Aquatic Adventure Harold Halibut Coming to PC and Consoles in 2019

Handmade Aquatic Adventure Harold Halibut Coming to PC and Consoles in 2019 - News

by Evan Norris , posted on 19 June 2018 / 850 Views

Cologne-based developer Slow Bros. has partnered with publisher Curve Digital on its hand-crafted subterranean adventure Harold Halibut. Targeting a 2019 release on PC and consoles, Harold Halibut is a narrative exploration game that combines underwater atmosphere and self-reflective humour with a unique art style.

Comprised entirely of real world supplies and made in Unity, Harold Halibut aims to bridge analog and digital art. Slow Bros. sculpts, paints, and glues together the models and puppets that make up the game's world, while a team of digital artists renders these objects into the virtual space.

Harold Halibut tells the tale of a clumsy lab-assistant and janitor who was born on a submerged spaceship that crash-landed on an alien planet made entirely of water. Never knowing what life was like on Earth, Harold spends much of his time daydreaming about what’s beyond the subterranean vessel in which he is bound. After spotting an unidentified swimming object, Harold becomes obsessed with uncovering the mystery behind this aquatic planet.

"Harold Halibut started out as a dinner table conversation about the adventure games we played as children," said Slow Bros. designer, writer, and composer Onat Hekimoglu. "We soon started building dollhouse sized sets and puppets in our bedrooms. The result works like a game but it looks like a stop motion film. Welded metal, carefully sewn textiles against tiny wooden floorboards, and clay faces the size of walnuts pull the player into Harold’s world."


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Chazore (on 19 June 2018)

Oh man, I love clay animations, but also clay animation games. Looking forward to when this lands.