Summer Game Fest 2022: Ugly, a Braid-like puzzle-platformer, plunges you into the heart of psychological horror!

Summer Game Fest 2022: Ugly, a Braid-like puzzle-platformer, plunges you into the heart of psychological horror!

Game News Summer Game Fest 2022: Ugly, a Braid-like puzzle-platformer, plunges you into the heart of psychological horror!

The Guerrilla Collective 3.0 will have reserved some surprises among the ton of games presented. This is the case of Ugly, a Braid-style puzzle-platformer with tunes from The Binding of Isaac. The very first title of Team Ugly, the game was unveiled with a trailer mixing cutscenes and quite enticing gameplay.

Me, ugly and mean

Ugly is the very first game from the Team Ugly studio. Discreetly presented in 2020, the title is now published by Graffiti Games and should be released by next year. In Ugly, you play as a not-so-attractive nobleman lost in a nightmarish mansion in search of his past. You will then have to solve many puzzles in order to recover keys that will allow you to visit the mansion at your leisure, and to lift the veil on your sordid existence at the same time.

In addition to its particularly tortured style and history, the software has mechanics that are reminiscent of a certain Braid released in 2008. This time, rather than time, it is the space that you control with the help of a mirror allowing you to change places with your reflection.

It’s not all pretty, all pink

As the developers explain, Ugly is a dark soft, real psychological horror game that seems to plunge the player into a quest tinged with darkness as he discovers the terrible secrets of his past. We could also easily find Binding of Isaac among the graphic inspirations of the studio. If Ugly doesn’t have a specific release date yet, the app is scheduled for 2023 on PC via Steam.


About the Summer Game Fest

What is Summer Game Fest?

No E3 this year, but we can still count on another world-class event: the Summer Game Fest, a big show dedicated to announcements of video games to come this year or the following years. It was in 2020 that journalist and host Geoff Keighley launched this now unmissable festival for the first time. Last year, the show featured stunning images from Elden Ring; so inevitably, the third iteration raises high expectations.

When does Summer Game Fest 2022 start?

The Summer Game Fest is this Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. The show will once again be followed by a Day of the Devs session devoted to the independent scene.

How to follow the Summer Game Fest 2022?

On JV, we will react live to announcements from the LeStream channel alongside Maxildan and Aymeric Lallée in particular. The program will also be directly visible as a teaser on JV’s homepage. And for those who prefer reading, you will of course find our news throughout the conference. A written summary will also be available

What is the program for Summer Game Fest 2022?

Among the games not to miss, there is in particular the heir to Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, which shows us its first gameplay images. For its part Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 presents us with its first level. Also on the program: Gotham Knights, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, the first game from Aaryn Flynn’s studio (ex-Bioware) Nightingale, the JRPG One Piece Odyssey, the free-to-play Warframe or even Planet of Lana. Geoff Keighley further announced: “We have a few new game announcements for this show and hopefully a few surprises if all goes well. But it’s definitely a show that mostly focuses on things that are foretold.”

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