Sludge Life is a “vandalism and images sim” that launched on the Epic Video games Retailer in 2020 after which got here to Steam a 12 months later. It is a bizarre however oddly compelling first-person open world game concerning the drudgeries of existence, stuffed with lowbrow humor (a cat with two buttholes, “press F to fart,” that form of factor) and likewise a shocking quantity to see and do given the comparatively small measurement of its setting.

Builders Terri Vellman and Doseone, whose previous collaborations embody the also-weird-but-good shooters Heavy Bullets and Excessive Hell, not too long ago introduced {that a} sequel is on the way in which, and whereas there is not any apparent direct connection to that bit of reports, it is in all probability not a coincidence that the primary game is now free, for a restricted time, on Steam.

Sludge Life 2 guarantees “an even bigger, weirder, gnarlier open world loaded with secrets and techniques, weirdos, jokes and, after all, loads of spots to tag.” There’s an vital mission to undertake, too: The rapping frog Large Mud has gone lacking, and it falls to you, his closest homie Ghost, to trace him down. The game can have thrice as many NPCs to cope with as the unique Sludge Life, and new gadgets together with Double Js that allow double-jumps and high-speed sprints, and a Moveable Launcher so you’ll be able to fireplace your self into the air, if that strikes you as a good suggestion for some purpose.

There can even be a bunch of recent music in Sludge Life 2, together with 5 new tracks from Large Mud: “Discover the island, discover the hidden grasp tapes and bless your headphones with contemporary beats and rhymes from essentially the most amphibious rapper within the game.”

Sludge Life clearly is not the best game on the planet to pigeonhole, however Chris appeared to love it fairly a bit when he gave it a go in 2022. 

“On almost each ledge, constructing, and billboard you scale, you may discover some oddball character to speak to. Some are depressed, some are indignant, some insult you (and a few then apologize for it), nearly all of them are humorous, and most are simply plain bizarre—however bizarre in a manner that makes good sense for the world they inhabit,” he wrote. “Even after I’ve sprayed all my tags and accomplished each exercise, I will not contemplate myself finished with Sludge Life till I am certain I’ve talked to each character within the game.”

The unique Sludge Life is free on Steam till March 30 or “whereas provides final.” There isn’t any shelf to see what the inventory state of affairs is like, so seize it whilst you can, I assume. Sludge Life 2 is predicted to be out later this 12 months on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Video games Retailer—you’ll be able to wishlist or discover out extra about what is going on on on the appropriately unusual