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Okay, Frictional Games, what exactly are you teasing us with? I need to know, it doesn't look like what I originally thought.

Not up to speed? Late last year, Frictional Games (SOMA, Amnesia) started teasing a new game on a dedicated website and every so often the video that's on repeat changes. Initially starting as a tiny little cell, it then started to look like a beating heart…only yesterday it grew again and now it looks like it has a tail.

Here's an up to date look at how it has changed from late December last year, up until yesterday:

What do you think it could be? Some sort of unspeakable horror? A cute little animal? Some sort of mutant thing? I'm starting to get a bad feeling about this mysterious entity. It's going to be chasing us down a dark hallway isn't it.

Not only that, there's a new icon in their social media list. This one is not a link, but if you hover over it the HTML title pops up with a mysterious string - which is actually the ID of a YouTube video. In fact, the source of their teaser website has another video ID in the meta tags. The first one is from January 10 titled "Box 7 Reel 2, Partial Success" which has some freaky sounds and the other is from January 21 titled "Box 52, Tape 16" which shows a poor quality home-video style recording of some rocks, one of which has some kind of pattern on it.

I'll be keeping a close eye on it, always enjoy Frictional's work. If you've not played SOMA yet, now is a good time with the Steam sale as it's 85% off. Their older games are also on sale which you can find on Steam here.

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Ehvis 24 Jan, 2020
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It is apparently at least one thing, good publicity. :D
Liam Dawe 24 Jan, 2020
Added more info after looking at the teaser page source.
NeoTheFox 24 Jan, 2020
Frictional, you tease...
Janne 24 Jan, 2020
An embryo. Of what, now that's the question...
kusochi 24 Jan, 2020
To my knowledge this is what basically all tetrapods look like when they're fetuses, so there's no telling what it will look like mature.
Nezchan 24 Jan, 2020
Quoting: kusochiTo my knowledge this is what basically all tetrapods look like when they're fetuses, so there's no telling what it will look like mature.

Looking it up since it's been ages since I studied that stuff, it's not too different from a 3-week old human fetus, but maybe a little less lumpy. Could be another animal entirely, but my guess is probably a mammal.
rustybroomhandle 24 Jan, 2020
Smoke rings.
axredneck 24 Jan, 2020
It will eat us all! We all will die!
haiku 24 Jan, 2020

Last edited by haiku on 24 January 2020 at 3:40 pm UTC
Nanobang 26 Jan, 2020
Sounds like Frictional games is pregnant ... with a demon baby!
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