You too can crawl down a toilet and go on an adventure that may or may not be worth going on, friend, in the demo for surreal point-and-click game Endacopia. It’s a game full of surreal, offbeat humor that at any moment threatens to touch violent, dark, traumatic horror.
Endacopia is packed with pretty unique animation in a style that some ancient, dusty folks remember is decidedly influenced by the early days of great web flash animation. By the time I was done with the demo, I had dodged several tentacles, punched a clock with razor nails, done what can only be described as electrical engineering for toddlers, and used a plunger for several things.
It’s such an adventure game all the more fun because of its emphasis on absurd solutions to abstract puzzles, some of which aren’t intuitive at first but are sure to be fun until the end — or at least a little confusing for the most cynical among us.
This is how Endacopia describes itself: “You will have to guide a lost child through a world that operates according to alien rules. The child’s name is “Mellow” and he doesn’t know much about anything other than the fact that he has a strong Instinct. With a little help from his guardian angel (You!), Mellow will be able to overcome many obstacles in his way of finding a place he can call ‘home’…wherever that may be.”
You can find a free demo for Endacopia at itch.io (opens in a new tab)and a Kickstarter for a more complete version is running now. (opens in a new tab) If you try the demo and want more, well, I would suggest that route.
AndyLand made a little video announcing it on YouTube (opens in a new tab) which probably makes sense if you’ve watched AndyLand’s other videos and animations but if you’re just me, it’s disturbing and weird. I’ll insert that below.