A lot of games claim to be Tim Burton-y, but Lost at random can reasonably be called Henry Selick-y. It’s an action RPG inspired by dark fairy tales and stop-motion animated films, and reminiscent of Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline. And, in a way, American McGee’s Alice.
Its September 10 release date was announced tonight at EA Playand a new trailer below.
You play as Even, a young girl who must explore the Random Kingdom with her best friend Dicey, a living dice, to rescue her sister Odd from the evil Queen. When it was written, it made me want to roll my eyes, but it worked for me in the trailer. The character design and atmosphere take it a long way than the mere concept.
It keeps the world of randomness and dice closely linked to its system. You’ll explore by jumping into third-person perspective, but can also collect coins that you can then spend to build a deck of cards. These are your special attacks, and you can deploy them in “dice battles,” which take place in board game themed arenas.
That’s lovely stuff from Zoink!, the developers responsible for 2018’s Fe. John loves it when he considered it at the time, while lamenting that it’s only available on Origin. Its since coming to SteamHowever, maybe now is a good time to revisit it.
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/lost-in-random-will-roll-stop-motion-inspired-dice-on-september-10th | Lost In Random will roll stop motion-inspired dice on September 10th