What do you get when you take the brawler mechanics of Gangbeasts, the subtly chilling narrative of Unravel or Limbo and add a football minigame reminiscent of Rocket League? A surprisingly fun game called Bag Heads. This 4-player brawler does require controllers, unlike the previous game, which is a bit of a shame, but its controls certainly demand a certain amount of clicky feedback as you hammer and smash away at your opponents. While the story mode is still under development, we did get a preview of a cavernous, mysterious warehouse, battling across conveyors and avoiding compactors as we went until we dropped into a sewer. While short, it did a pretty solid job conveying the ambiance for the game of a dark, oppressive world surrounding our bright and colourful characters, aiming to appeal to all ages through the subtle atmosphere most kids won’t notice.
To top off our experience, we dived into their Football mini-game, putting their mechanics to the test as we sprinted into the ball, picked up and threw around our opponents, and scoring many an own goal by standing in just the wrong place (In ProfessorDey’s case). A great little game mode with only slightly glitchy physics from a very light and speedy ball, fun for all the family. Overall we found the game easy to recommend, especially with promises from the devs to tighten up the controls even more and improve the UI in spots to make certain info easier to read. Great art style, level design and general implementation, we’re very much looking forward to its future development.