Trippy Surrealist Adventure Overlook Trail Announced For 2022

Trippy surrealist adventure Overlook Trail was unveiled for the first time during today's Summer Game Festival presentation.

Published: June 22, 2020 12:22 PM /


Emerging from a mouth in Overlook Trail

During today's Summer Game Festival livestream, we were treated to a world exclusive reveal. Swedish developer Longhand Electric's first project Overlook Trail was announced. It'll be coming to Steam sometime in 2022.

The trailer we saw didn't tell us a whole lot about Overlook Trail, but that's almost certainly by design. It's described on its Steam page as a "surrealist first-person dream exploration game defying all explanation", which sounds about right. The trailer shown off during the livestream featured a character leaping from an open mouth into a bowl of cereal surrounded by upturned coffee mugs. Believe us, you didn't just scroll past something - that's all the context you're getting. After landing in the cereal, the unnamed protagonist walks straight into one of the coffee mugs and the trailer is over.

If you're looking for a lot of gameplay, this probably isn't going to be the game for you. What we've seen so far of Overlook Trail - which, granted, isn't too much - seems to show off more of a dreamlike walking sim vibe. Still, in this world where lots of us still can't go outside, it looks like Overlook Trail might offer the chance to explore some surreal dreamscapes and get into some exciting not-quite-scrapes. It's a shame we won't be seeing the game until 2022.

Overlook Trail is due to hit Steam sometime in 2022. We don't have a more specific release window than that, unfortunately. When we know more about this one, we'll let you know, as it certainly looks like one to watch. Until then, keep your eyes peeled for more info. You can check out the dev's official website if you want to keep up with the project.

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