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Spinch is a psychedelic 2D platformer inspired by indie comics

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Spinch (opens in new tab)is, I imagine, how a drunk Popeye the Sailor would pronounce spinach. It's also a promising psychedelic 2D platformer from Canadian developer Queen Bee Games and artist Jesse Jacobs. Jacobs is best known for his wonderfully bizarre illustrations and comics (which you can sample on his Tumblr (opens in new tab)), and has also worked on animated series like Adventure Time. 

You play as Spinch, "a hyper-agile organism consumed by a quest to rescue a litter of its missing offspring from an endless population of misshapen and malformed enemies." Misshapen really is the word. Spinch's levels are a whirlwind of faces within objects and objects within faces, a rainbow-patterned assault on the eyes. I dig it. 

Spinch is expected to release this summer. 

Austin Wood
Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.