Squanch Games, the creators of Trover Saves the Universe, revealed their next game during today’s big Xbox/Bethesda Showcase: High On Life, a tale of a schoolgirl with a talking gun who becomes an intergalactic bounty hunter after an invasion. Earth alien.
This isn’t your usual alien invasion: it’s actually an alien drug cartel, led by a henchman named Garmantuous, that aims to enslave humanity and use them as a new drug – it’s probably best not to think too much about how this works. To combat them, players will work with (and, apparently, sometimes against) NPCs, collect upgrades, and assemble an arsenal of other weapons, which also speak and have their own unique personalities and gameplay. Hunters will travel between planets to visit a series of “dynamic and changing worlds” filled with unusual fauna, “strange aliens” and hunter challenges.
“We like to flex our creative muscles and try new things. If you look at our previous work, I think you’ll see that,” said Squanch Studio Director Mike Fridley. “At the same time, Justin’s unique comedic voice unites all of our games. We want fans to be able to look at one of our games and immediately know it’s from Squanch. They know it’s going to be funny, but it’s also going to be a great fun experience. High On Life is a first-person shooter, and we’re taking what we love about this genre and taking it in a really mean-spirited direction.”
“I wanted to make games I wanted to play, and that was the spark that lit the fire at Squanch Games,” said Squanch Games founder Justin Roiland, better known as the creator of Rick and Morty. “Then we send Trover, we send Accounting+and now we’re in this absolute dream game that we’ve been building all along.”
High On Life is scheduled to come out later this year on Steam and the Epic Games Store.