Curve Digital and developers Perfectly ParaNormal have unveiled Manual Samuel, the brilliantly bizarre physics adventure in which you manually control Samuel’s every action. See for yourself – check out the trailer below:
“Samuel is just an ordinary guy. He has a job, a girlfriend, his health – nothing at all to complain about. Until, that is, he is knocked over and killed, at which point things become a little more complicated.
Following a meeting with Death Himself, Sam is offered a deal: live for 24 hours manually, or have his soul tortured in hell for all eternity. How could he possibly refuse?
Manual Samuel is the story of those 24 hours, with players assuming control of the titular hero has he attempts to navigate his normal life performing everything manually. Breathe in, breath out, move left leg, right leg, blink, work, kiss, even piss… all of Sam’s bodily functions are controlled by the player.
It’s a brilliant premise, created with love, flair and a gleeful sense of humour which combines scripted events with emergent gameplay to create an adventure unlike any other. The tasks Sam must perform to get through his day may be mundane – but operating everything manually takes real skill, and the situations players will find themselves in will differ hugely.”
Manual Samuel looks brilliant – the concept alone is incredibly intriguing but I also love the humour and art style. This is definitely a game I’ll be keeping an eye on over the next few months!
Manual Samuel is coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC this Summer.