Handmade Aquatic Adventure ‘Harold Halibut’ Coming to PC in 2019

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Handmade Aquatic Adventure ‘Harold Halibut’ Coming to PC in 2019 - 06/25/18 08:30 PM

Curve Digital partners with Slow Bros. on narrative exploration game that merges analogue crafts with digital art

Check out the trailer here.

Previous news Here.

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London, United Kingdom - 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 analogue and digital art. Slow Bros. sculpts, paints, and glues together the models and puppets that make up the world of Harold Halibut, 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.”

“We are beyond excited to be partnering with Slow Bros. on Harold Halibut,” said Simon Byron, Publishing Director at Curve Digital. “The sheer amount of work and intricate detail that Harold Halibut brings blew us away, and we can’t wait to show you all more.”


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Posted by: Cathy1

Re: Handmade Aquatic Adventure ‘Harold Halibut’ Coming to PC in 2019 - 06/26/18 04:35 PM

Thanks Ana. I guess this is a keyboard game ?

Cathy duh
Posted by: Marian

Re: Handmade Aquatic Adventure ‘Harold Halibut’ Coming to PC in 2019 - 06/26/18 04:51 PM

Thank you for the news, Ana. wave
Posted by: Mad

Re: Handmade Aquatic Adventure ‘Harold Halibut’ Coming to PC in 2019 - 06/26/18 08:34 PM

Thank you, BrownEyedTigre smile
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Handmade Aquatic Adventure ‘Harold Halibut’ Coming to PC in 2019 - 06/26/18 08:41 PM

Sorry, Cathy, I do not know for sure. It looks like a keyboard game to me. There will be more details as we get into 2019.

Ana wave
Posted by: flotsam

Re: Handmade Aquatic Adventure ‘Harold Halibut’ Coming to PC in 2019 - 08/16/18 02:31 AM

I am always interested in this hand crafted type of games. so thanks Ana