Insatia is one of those games that initially made me feel like my skin was crawling (much like Empires of the Undergrowth) but it's actually pretty fun. Another recent find thanks to the Steam Discovery Queue, surprising how often it shows me games I've not come across before.
It's a game of eat or be eaten, as you need to eat to grow and survive while also avoiding the snappy-jaws of other hungry creatures. It's a little tricky to get going but it has a fantastic idea.
Their trailer from back in the days of Steam Greenlight might be a little old but it still gives a good idea of what to expect:
More about it:
- A tactical combat system, allowing worms to tear each other to pieces.
- Elements of the 'Eat or Run' genre: everything in the game is growing, eating or being eaten.
- A control system imitating the movement of reptiles: worms must wriggle to move!
Swallowing all on their path, worms grow and can eat bigger prey, but lose manoeuvrability. The world of Insatia is severe: try to take one bite too many, and you might just end up losing your tail!
The professor and his little helpers that appear in the intro and give you help across levels are weirdly amusing too, wasn't expecting that—strangely charming. The worms really send shivers down my spine though, creepy as hell the way their body wiggles as they move.
Want to try it out now? There's a demo on itch.io and the official site with the full release coming to Steam. The developer also confirmed full Linux support here. The full release will be sometime this year.