I also learnt that there’s a Russian indie dev team called Flying Café For Semianimals – which is pretty much the weirdest company name I’ve come across in ages. That being said, their pedigree is pretty substantial, with members of their tiny team having worked on titles like Allods Online, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Heroes of Might and Magic 5.
Their debut game Cradle is described as a “science-fiction first-person quest with freedom of movement”. Your character lives in a tent-like structure in the Mongolian hills and it’s up to you to find the parts required to repair a mechanical girl. You’ll need to use science-fictiony gadgets to explore the surrounding areas and abandoned amusement park in order to find the bits needed to fix this robotic girl.
It sounds a little odd, but the gameplay clip has me thoroughly intrigued. The unusual setting and immediate atmosphere also helps a lot. The game is coming to PC sometime during our autumn here in South Africa. The team plans to expand onto Mac OS, Linux and iOS devices after that. Hit the jump for some gameplay footage, and watch out for the terrible Euro-pop music.