There are very few new ideas when it comes to the gaming industry. And for that reason, the same old ideas get recycled repeatedly. But The Gunk, developed by Image & Form and produced by Thunderful Publishing felt like a completely new idea when it was first released.
That idea represented something new and fun. And the Gunk, a story-driven action-adventure game that is played from a third-person perspective was a sneaky hit.
The game is now available to play not only on PC but also on Xbox Game Pass.
In their description of the game, Sony writes, “The Gunk stars Rani, part of our duo of gritty space haulers, struggling to make a buck as they chance upon an untouched planet brimming with life. They came in search of valuable resources, and it looks like they’ve hit the jackpot… “
Gameplay, though, isn’t just about scavenging. The title takes a wild run when Rani realizes that she is not on the planet to collect, but to rehabilitate. The synopsis continues:
“Eradicate the gunk, restore nature, and transform the world around you. Employ the revived plant life to delve deeper into this strange and wondrous ecosystem. Intimate Narrative: The narrative is intrinsically linked with the exploration, where our two main characters keep in tight radio contact throughout the game. Fiona Nova lends her voice in a stellar performance as main character Rani. Music & Atmosphere: The Gunk invites you to take the time and listen to its soothing tunes. An explorative atmosphere conveyed through an evocative art style. Kick your feet back and enjoy an adventure like no other!”
The title accesses Smart Delivery, which means players can play both Xbox One and Xbox X/S versions of the game.