By Angela Espinoza, Arts Editor
Spidery platformer Incredipede hit Steam on March 18, and has since become something of a sleeper hit. Developed by the husband-and-wife duo of Northway Games’ Colin and Sarah Northway, Incredipede is by every means as original as it is difficult. Part of its originality falls on the art style of Thomas Shahan, known partially for his jumping spider photography.
In Incredipede, the player controls Quozzle, a magical spider-like creature on a journey to save her captured sisters. Through a series of challenges, Quozzle makes use of her wacky appendages to try and collect enough treasures to move forward in her travels.
Although the plot is minimal at best, the unique art style, its surprisingly kicking soundtrack, and of course its mechanics make Incredipede completely worthwhile. And while there are many challenges that get annoying in their difficulty, perhaps an unintentional stress reliever is giggling immaturely at how Quozzle contorts around objects. With two-to-four keys in charge of two-to-four legs, sometimes just the act of walking can result in hilarity.
Although you might want to wait for a sale date (regular price is $15), Incredipede needs to be added to your collection.