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PC & CONSOLES IN LATE 2024

Set against the Mississippi River in 1986, Things Too Ugly twists experimental narratives within a challenging puzzle game. Wielding retro technologies, nostalgic aesthetics, and environmental horror, Things Too Ugly delivers a tense, interactive story.

Estimated Runtime 90-150 Min
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Pixel Closed Door from Warlock of the Realms, Things Too Ugly

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Discord

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Laurels from Southern Fried Indie Showcase 2023 that says Official Selection in reference to Professor Space Games Things Too Ugly game. Text says Official Selection SFGE 2023.
CLOCK IN FOR THE NIGHT SHIFT
Pixel Font says Things Too Ugly in White and Red

TENSE FIRST-PERSON NARRATIVE

PUZZLE GAME

THINGS

TOO

UGLY

It's your first night working the 3rd shift at Terebro Laboratories. As the Risk Assessment Data Processor, your desk is packed with documents, diagrams, photos, and notes.  Do what the supervisor says, right?

3d model from Professor Space Games Things Too Ugly. A very old style computer terminal and monitor, a worn out keyboard with wood panel texture, and "Terebro Laboratories" on the black screen of the computer.

LATE 2024

2D RETRO-FUTURISTIC

METROIDVANIA

MECHWOLF

Suit up, Pilot! This robotic mech will take you across an uncharted world. Pit Walkers, Blood Flies, Brain Blobs, Dragging Blasters occupy your path. Unlock new abilities to expand your map, but watch your step- danger lurks in the dark.

Professor Space Games MechWolf in-game image. It's a scene with the main character preparing to fight an enemy. The character wears a mech suit and yellow shoes and stands in a ready position on a platform on the top right. A ladder will take the character down to the enemy, but a fire burns at the bottom. A creepy monster lurks by the fire below. It has peach and red flesh, multiple legs like a spider, and looks intestinal and gross.  The image is made from pixels like a vintage or retro game rather than high-res 3d models. It's all 2d.

IN DEVELOPMENT

TBA

2D DARK FANTASY

ROGUELITE

WARLOCK

OF THE 

REALMS

You're a castle-creepin' warlock trying to defeat an evil force. Pick up spooky spells to vanquish nightmarish beasts.  You can try to slog through the sticky cobwebs, but you will surely perish.

Black and white image of a skeleton. Made entirely from pixels, it's retro and classic video game aesthetic looks vintage and simplified with minimal details.

COMING SOON

TBA

BRIEF VINTAGE-INSPIRED

EXPERIMENTAL STORY

TELOS

Electronic spirits, Signals, float through the eerie Digi-Dream universe.  Nostalgic encounters in this after-life are carved out from relics, stories, and memories of a more earthly nature.  Stay a while; you feel no urgency in this ruminative space.

A screen shot from in game play of Telos from Professor Space Games. A drab backgroun that looks like a computer board scaled up, dark olive greens and black rectangles.  In the foreground, an old computer terminal (80's style) glows with imaginary graphs and data in green pixels.  Two silhouettes float like tiny fairies around the computer.  They glow, one blue one pink.

AVAILABLE ON ITCH.IO

Professor Space Games is helmed by a solo developer emerging in a rural community on the banks of the Mississippi River.  Defined by a thematic affinity for tales of midwestern gothic folklore and vintage science fiction, new releases faithfully deliver a blend of melancholy, mystery, and nostalgia.

Things Too Ugly video game teaser image shows a white veiny structure with a red and blue glow like 3d glasses. It is stylized and abstract, but feels like a vein system or river system.
Black White image of deep, rippling, grainy water that feels like a large body of water.
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An abstract image in black and white with red and blue 3d effect.  It's a spiral of wirey non-specific black spikes. Like a curled up snake, but hard to determine what it is as an alien specimen.  It looks almost microscopic, or mechanical, not from Earth.

THE
TRANSITION
TO THE
NIGHT SHIFT CAN BE

TOUGH

FALL 2024

NEWS
APRIL 2024
PSG went to Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin April 5-7!  Stay tuned for our next event where we'll have the demo, PSG stickers, buttons, and postcards. 😀

 

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Professor Space Games is an indie game studio run by a solo developer.  Projects span genres from science fiction, horror, and Midwestern gothic folklore.  While standing on the shoulders of retro video game giants, each release is a carefully crafted ode to nostalgic classics with narratives, aesthetics, and mechanics that resonate deeply in 2024. 

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