In a near-ZOMG moment, GameCock, the game-cocky indie publisher, has announced the new adventure game Insecticide for the PC and DS, which is being developed by the same people that brought you Grim Fandango, Curse of Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle, and Sam and Max Hit the Road. If that pedigree doesn’t get your panties all in a bunch, I don’t know what will.
Set in a future where insects have become the dominant race, “Insecticide’s gameplay puts players in the shoes of bug detectives charged with the task of investigating a mystery of epic proportions.” Color me ultra-tickled pink on that one.
I really am proud to see the once legendary gaming genre come back with such vigor these days. And I’m gonna have to say it’s all because of the DS. It’s ripe for that kind of gameplay, and when the original Phoenix Wright sold out, you can see that there are enough people out there that want that kind of experience. Even though the PC is an even better platform, we haven’t seen an adventure game like Day of the Tentacle since the late 90’s.
And now we get a game that was made by the same people who brought us the near-pristine Grim Fandango?! There are no words, my friends. Insecticide is set to spray all over the place this holiday season.