In short: The developers behind games like Ape Out and Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy have shared another clip from their next project, and if you haven’t seen it yet… well, it’s something. Baby Steps is the brainchild of Gabe Cuzzillo, Bennett Foddy and Maxi Boch. In it, you play as Nate, a 35-year-old unemployed failson who discovers a power he never knew he had: putting one foot in front of the other.
We have ours first sight with this original physics-based game back in June, but the latest teaser adds significant comedic value. Things are a bit boring until Nate meets Mike, a fellow hiker who offers helpful advice on how to traverse eroded terrain. The developers do all the voiceover work themselves, rethinking each scene to find the humor in it, and even providing a playful connection between them to give the whole thing that real slacker comedy feel.
Small steps is a walking simulator in the truest sense of the word. At PlayStationPlayers can use the DualSense controller to lift each foot individually and choose where to place it. Once you master the art of traveling on two legs, you’ll be able to climb serene mountains, fall in love with local wildlife, and maybe even find meaning in a wasted life—all while wearing a man-sized onesie.
You may remember another strange creation from one of the game’s creators. “Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy” tasks players with climbing a mountain of rubble using only a hammer. Her lower half is stuck in a large metal cauldron. It’s as strange as it sounds, but the game makes excellent use of physics and has very positive reviews on Steam. It was released in 2017 and can be downloaded for the price $7.99.
Baby Steps is scheduled to release sometime in 2024 for PlayStation 5 and PC. We hope it is reasonably priced and lives up to its high expectations.