Bennett Foddy, the creator of janky cult hits QWOP and Getting Over It, has announced his latest project. Baby Steps is pretty much exactly what you'd expect from Foddy; it's a walking simulator in the literal sense of the term, and it's coming to PS5 and PC in 2024.
Baby Steps was announced during yesterday's Devolver Direct, where other intriguing projects like the upcoming Shadows of the Damned remaster and The Talos Principle 2 were also shown. Baby Steps is definitely a weirder prospect than either of those games (yes, even Shadows of the Damned), since it's about a grown man in his PJs trying to put one foot in front of the other.
Devolver describes Baby Steps as a "literal walking simulator" in which you'll have to carefully consider where you place each and every footstep. Its physics-based gameplay was crafted by Foddy alongside Maxi Boch and Gabe Cuzzillo, the creative minds behind improvised jazz murder game Ape Out.
Nate is exactly the kind of slacker who would probably be played by Seth Rogen in the hypothetical movie version of Baby Steps, and his journey will take him across a fantasy landscape to meet a quirky cast of characters, many of whom will admonish him for his stumbling idiocy. If you loved the fail-forward (or, to be honest, just plain fail-downward) nature of QWOP and Getting Over It, then this will probably be an essential purchase for you.
Baby Steps is landing on PC and PS5 sometime in 2024. Unfortunately, we don't have a more specific release date than that, but you can wishlist the game right now on Steam if you want to keep up with its development. You can also add it to your PlayStation wishlist and check out the official site if you want to see some screenshots and immerse yourself in the bizarre world of Baby Steps.