How to describe this short tale of a second chance at life? Here are two words for you: downright unsettling. Featuring old-school graphics, a color palette straight from Rave World and music so distorted it could have only spawned out of Missing No.’s armpits, Austin Breed creates a skin-crawling experience in “Covetous” likely distinct from anything you have ever played before.
You are a cell. Your goal is to wander around and collect little particles in order to grow fatter each level — by acting as a parasite consuming the flesh of your kin. The story is ambiguous, to say the least, hinted at only by the brief and cryptic words of the protagonist before it starts to devour. “Covetous” offers two endings, both of which are equally depressing. The rest of the tale, though, is for you to piece together.
Warning: “Covetous” features flashy lighty things. If you’re one of those people who don’t like flashy lighty things, don’t play games like this with flashy lighty things in them.
- Read Harbour Master’s review of “Covetous”!
- Watch AzuriteReaction’s playthrough of “Covetous”
- Play more games by Austin Breed
- Play Mondo Medicals, a game with similar creepy, senseless, chaotic nonsense