Hand-drawn puzzler Gorogoa has a new trailer, and a 2017 release date

We first looked at beautifully illustrated puzzler Gorogoa back in 2013, a game that, at that point, had a mid-2014 release date. In an alternate universe, perhaps that came to pass, but unfortunately it's now 2017 in The Darkest Timeline and there is no Gorogoa to be found. Thankfully, a release is imminent, and let's hope it actually happens this time, because this year could sure use some more lovely things in it.

What is Gorogoa, then? In developer Jason Roberts' own words (or at least, in the words of the person writing his website), it's a game where you "arrange and combine lavishly illustrated panels, each one a separate interactive window into a living game world. Navigate the scene inside each panel. Align the images in adjacent panels. Solve puzzles and advance the story by stacking and connecting panels. Imagine pictures on a wall escaping their frames and joining together to create new impossible scenes".

It's an interactive comic book, sort of, and one that's now on track for a Spring 2017 release. You've already seen a striking still image above, but Gorogoa looks even better in motion:

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.