Story-rich, old-school tough platformer inspired by SEGA classics but built for today | Coming to PC, PlayStation, Switch, and Xbox
Demagog Studio is a Serbian and Tokyo-based collective behind the poignant yet zen post-apocalyptic Golf Club: Wasteland. In The Cub, the team are returning to the same neon-lit, satirical dystopian ruined Earth, but from a different angle in terms of gameplay and intersecting story.
The game is inspired by the classic, old-school tough SEGA games of the 90s - The Jungle Book, Aladdin, Lion King – but with modern twists and ideas. Platform parkour through the remains of humanity and a world of urban ruin peppered with references as to how humanity might one day perish. Crumbling brutalist tower blocks and abandoned genetics labs, depleted chemical mines, and overgrown battlefields. Also crack environmental puzzles that keep you guessing, and stay one step ahead of the wicked humans back from Mars that are pursuing you in a twisted apocalyptic safari hunt.
Earth fell to ruins after multiple wars, rampant inequality, and ecological disaster. In the final months, the ultra-rich fled to Mars leaving billions behind to die. A new ecosystem feeding off the chemical waste left behind evolves without humans. But a few mutant children who have developed immunity and the skills to survive here still roam. You are one such child. Years pass and those on Mars venture back to Earth. After spotting a small mutant child, a hunt ensues. This sets off a journey of escape, exploration, and discovery through the urban ruins of humanity coupled with frantic cat and mouse chases.
Keeping you company once again is the next evolution of Radio Nostalgia From Mars, the custom apocalypse wave soundtrack that’ll crash land into your psyche. Listen to thought-provoking survivor stories from the few ultrarich living on Mars, while a smooth-voiced radio DJ keeps the show moving with a collection of chill apocalypse-wave tunes and a few cryptic announcements that paint a not so pretty picture of life on Mars.
Meticulously drawn and stylized to look like the classic animated films of the late 90s - Atlantis, Tarzan, Road to El Dorado - while also taking a page from Samurai Jack’s creator Genndy Tartakovsky's critically acclaimed series, Primal.