This free Death Stranding parody has towering backpacks, lots of walking
Walking Simulator is a new game that just hit Steam. A quick look at its Steam page tells you all you need to know about what kind of game it is.
In case it’s not apparent, Walking Simulator is a game where you’re tasked with delivering packages to stranded NPCs across a post-coronavirus world. If you take out the gloomy epidemic setting, this is very clearly – let’s call it inspired – by Death Stranding.
The player wears a harness that allows them to stack packages on their back and trek across the vast world. Our pals at Rock Paper Shotgun have played it, and they say you don’t have to worry about balancing weights here, though you still want those likes to upgrade your setup.
I’m not entirely versed in Death Stranding,
but I know it has very high backpacks and a lot of stumbling around on snowy mountaintops, and so does Walking Simulator.
There’s also something about earning ‘likes’ in Death Stranding, too, right? Walking Simulator has likes as well, which function as a sort of reward for completing tasks as well as a currency. You can use earned likes to rent a snowmobile and jetpack if you last long enough.
Which you probably won’t, because you’re just walking or sprinting through the snow toward a far-off map marker while toting whatever you pick up on your back. And it’s buggy, too:
after making a long, dull, 1,200-meter jaunt to deliver fuel to a research post,
I got stuck on the floor and had to do it all over again.
After making a snowmobile delivery (also long and dull)
I had to climb a very tall mountain with the help of a very crummy jetpack,
and I was within nine meters of the top before glitching through the world and falling back down.
ABOUT THIS GAME
The year is 2020, world war III, and the coronavirus destroyed the civilized world.
You are the last post carrier, tasked to get parcels from
Get ready to combat the weather, terrain, and gravity itself.
Can you help humanity rebuild, or will this task be too much? A beta of ACT 1 – Antarctica is now available
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 7 x64
Processor: I5 – 2500
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 750
Storage: 3 GB available space
So, yeah. It’s a bit of a joke, and it’s more than a bit busted.
But it’s free and if you’re desperate to do some walking while wearing
a backpack the height of a tree,
this maybe your best option until June 2.