It’s rare a game trailer takes you utterly by surprise, but don’t expect otherwise from the astounding teaser for the upcoming Harold Halibut. Once a conversation piece at the dinner table for studio SLOW BROS., now a full-fledged indie prodigy, Harold Halibut is a handmade adventure that employs stop-motion visuals in an underwater world. SLOW BROS., an eight-person team based in Germany, has been painstakingly crafting Harold Halibut for years, and describes it thus:
“Dive into this nautic adventure as curiosity will guide you through a space ship wreck on an unknown planet made up of water. When one of the lead scientists still on board tries to unriddle the possibility of a relaunch young Janitor Harold is around to assist her. Join Harold in his clumsy undertakings to stir up the ark-like ship’s stale day-to-day life and find the secrets that lie behind its doors. Underwater atmosphere, self-reflective humor and contemporary adventure mechanics make up the foundation of this game created entirely out of craft supplies.”
There’s been absolutely no word on a release date yet, and we can’t fault SLOW BROS. for that. After all, they’re literally making Harold Halibut…by hand. We do know it’s at least slated for a Steam release, and that, per the SLOW BROS. Twitter, they’re in the voice-recording stage. When the magnificent Harold Halibut does arrive, we can only selfishly hope it’ll do so with a force that spawns a claymation tsunami across the indie industry.