Bugsnax Director Compares Game To BioShock (VIDEO)
Though there were quite a few games from Sony’s PS5 showcase that are worthy of hype, one particular title has proven to be a standout of the presentation – the upcoming Young Horses adventure, Bugsnax. Presenting the bizarre premise of half-bug, half-snack creatures alongside a surprisingly catchy theme song, the creators of Octodad have looked to have yet another strange and unique experience on their hands. However, it appears that the colorful game also has some interesting connections to the BioShock franchise.
According to an interview with GameRevolution (via PrimaGames), creative director Kevin Zuhn discussed how the quirky gameplay of Buxsnax is inspired by several prominent games, one of which being 2K’s popular dystopian shooter series. As for how the two titles connect, Zuhn recalled similar plot and world elements from BioShock that also feature in Bugsnax. “The plot does involve you going to a strange location after being invited by this charismatic leader character,” Zuhn explained. “But also Bioshock, mechanically, has a lot of setting traps and playing different characters off of each other. It’s a very reactive world and very explorable world.”
While a particularly dark and violent title like BioShock wouldn’t seem to have much in common with adorable mutant snacks (at least by the looks of the reveal trailer), it appears there’s plenty that the two actually share under the surface. Other games that were confirmed to be inspirations for Bugsnax include the chimp-capturing Ape Escape, city-oriented RPG Dark Cloud, critter-photographer Pokémon Snap, as well as more obvious creature-collecting fare such as Pikmin and Viva Piñata.
Bugsnax is scheduled to release sometime in 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, as well as the next-gen PlayStation 5.
What do you think? Are you surprised to see a colorful game like Bugsnax compared to BioShock, or do you feel there’s something secretly sinister happening on the Island of Bugsnax? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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