Loading Story is a good example of a game which originated as a game jam entry last year. Developed by Indonesian video game developers Simpleton and Clay Game Studio in collaboration with publisher and developer Potatodog.
Since the team decided to release this short narrative adventure game as a standalone title on Steam, they’ve decided to make it available for everyone to download.
Playing as digital avatars who are in charge of loading a video game, Loading Story puts you in the role of a video game supervisor. Once an untitled game gets itself locked in a loading screen, people take on the role of [email protected] in order to find a solution.
To interact with the quirky residents of this simulated world, such as Dunia and Mandi, as well as the vile Malware street gang, players will need to explore and speak to the citizens of the city.
While Loading Story uses a top-down perspective for its gameplay, the game’s artstyle takes on a bright and cartoony style, representing the two-dimensional character designs seen in the Paper Mario games.
Players’ futile quest to identify the avatar responsible for the slow load times will necessitate their engaging in a number of different minigames against NPCs.
Air hockey, a Dance Dance Revolution-style squat challenge, and a game of rock, paper, scissors make up the minigames in this list.
Despite their popularity with side-scrolling metroidvania games, the Clay Game Studio is best known for their two-dimensional side-scrolling metroidvania Faerie Afterlight, which has a demo on Steam and will be released soon.
When simpletons are referred to, they’re most commonly known for their beat ’em up game Paw Paw Paw, which offers them the opportunity to get involved in the development of the upcoming educational game Grammarian Ltd.
Looking for a quick and exciting adventure? Load Story on Steam is completely free.