Harold Halibut is a singular handmade stop-motion animated recreation that follows a gaggle of colonists who escaped earth throughout the Cold War, solely to turn into trapped in a retro futuristic city-sized spaceship crashed underneath an alien sea. Originally revealed in 2017 with a 2019 release date, the sport was delayed and fell off the radar. While the builders have quietly supplied a couple of improvement updates through the years on the official Harold Halibut Twitter, the staff at Slow Bros. lastly launched a brand new story trailer, providing our first prolonged have a look at Harold Halibut in over three years.

Harold Halibut is solely handmade utilizing actual fashions for the characters, units, and objects which are all scanned in to offer the video games distinctive stop-motion animation fashion. Though it’s almost 5 years previous at this level, you may get a have a look at among the behind-the-scenes processes within the making-of video under:

Publisher Curve Digital was initially connected to the venture when it was revealed, although it doesn’t seem that’s nonetheless the case. Whether Slow Bros’ will self-publish or discover one other writer to assist them get Harold Halibut over the end line stays to be seen.

Scanning actual objects into video games is a method that’s been used a couple of occasions earlier than, each by massive AAA productions and indie builders. Infinity Ward used photogrammetry to scan real objects and people in for Modern Warfare development, whereas 2014’s indie puzzle darling The Swapper was constructed utilizing actual objects and located objects, giving it that uncanny stop-motion look.

The new story trailer says Harold Halibut is coming “soonish,” and the press website lists 2021 as the discharge date (although that’s at all times topic to vary). It’s coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with the power to play on next-gen consoles by way of backwards compatibility. Harold Halibut could have been submerged in an alien sea for the previous few years, however we’re glad to see this distinctive title resurfacing.