I Am Bread is one slice's epic quest to get toasted

I Am Bread

Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios has announced its next project, and it's both completely unexpected and about as strange as you'd expect: I Am Bread, an emotionally fraught tale of one slice's quest to become toasted.

The "first look" video indicates that players will use a controller to interact with the four corners of a slice of bread, maneuvering it around a household environment, and the Twitter account hints that "Toasters aren't the only way to toast bread." Beyond that, however, we really don't know anything about I Am Bread at this stage, including what platforms it's being developed for.

That doesn't preclude us from bringing it to your attention, however. For one thing, it looks exactly like the sort of silly ridiculousness that's most at home on the PC. It's also a really funny trailer, especially around the 45 second mark. Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing?

Bossa's description of the game is great, too: "The beautiful story of one slice of bread's epic and emotional journey as it embarks upon a quest to become toasted."

This will presumably not be a "big" release, and in fact Bossa refers to it as its "latest game jam title," suggesting that it's something the studio put together over a weekend and a few gallons of coffee. Even so, it looks like it could be a lot of fun. We've reached out to Bossa to confirm that a PC release is in the works; no release date has been announced.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.