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Kinda Funny Games Showcase - Vane Brings Shapeshifting Desert Children to Ps4

Gaming article by Samuel Guglielmo on December 8, 2018 at 2:49 PM

While most of the announcements in the Kinda Funny Games Showcase were release dates or updates on existing games, a few new games were announced. One of these games was Vane, a beautiful looking exploration game that will be coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4.

The trailer doesn't give too much away, but we do get a glimpse into the world. We get to see a child walking across a vast desert, with mysterious and ruined buildings populating it. A tower seems to create itself out of thin air in front of the kid, while we get a few birds eye views from a crow. Later in the trailer we see a group of children working together to push around a giant ball, a pathway being created by a device a child is holding, and a mechanical monster attempting to capture said child. The trailer ends with the kid jumping off a ledge and transforming into a bird mid-jump.

While it doesn't tell us that much about the game, art director Rasmus Deguchi did have this to say about it. "With Vane, we wanted to make a game that emphasizes mood and atmosphere over more conventional mechanics. While loosely inspired by titles like Journey and Ico, we wanted to make something different. A little more unsettling. A little more surprising. A little more primal. It’s been a long and wild journey making Vaneand we can’t wait for the world to experience what we’ve cooked up!”

Vane will be launching January 15th exclusively on PlayStation 4 for the price of $24.99.

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Samuel Guglielmo

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I'm Sam. Been playing video games since PlayStation. Favorite games include Ace Combat 5, Perfect Dark, Final Fantasy IX, Metro 2033, and MonsterBag. Also loves books and can be found face first in one all the time.