Eerie Artwork Pops Up At Tango Gameworks

By Spencer . November 1, 2010 . 12:36am


Shinji Mikami’s new studio Tango Gameworks is developing something for Zenimax to publish, but they haven’t revealed any details about their project. Maybe this art work is a clue?


These illustrations were drawn by a O-sensei (tagged as "teacher-o") and shared on the Tango Gameworks blog. Any idea what these peculiar looking bugs and ghastly creatures could be?



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  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    So… Kafka-esque. I’m am utterly creeped out by these pictures which I cannot comprehend. This better be a spine-shattering horror game, Mikami-san. It’s been years since you’ve made one (and barely producing your buddy Suda’s game doesn’t count)! O_<

  • Have you read any Kafka books?

  • EvilAkito

    Wow, reminds me a lot of the old Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series. For those unfamiliar with that excellent trilogy of children’s books, go type that title into Google image search and prepare to be horrified.

    • Ereek

      Excellent point, I got that “vibe” from the images as well.

      I love that book series, even now.

  • discoma

    Reminds me of James and the Giant Peach, tbqh.

    • puchinri

      Oh, it kinda does. (If artwork of a peach or rhino shows up next, that’s going to be weird.)

  • [The Hunter] Doomrider

    They are developing Kurayami instead of Grasshopper.

    YOU HEARD I- who am I kidding, that game is dead.

    • The second picture reminded me of Metamorphisis…. Suda51 and Mikami are working together on another game going under the Grasshopper label too.

      • [The Hunter] Doomrider

        They are? How could I not know about that? That’s great news!

        Just did a google search, and I can’t find anything about it =/

        • This isn’t a secret or anything, it’s Shadows of the Damned. Developed by Grasshopper with Shinji Mikami as a producer and EA as a worldwide publisher.

          • [The Hunter] Doomrider

            Silly me, I thought you were talking about another game!Yes, looking forward to that one too.Hopefully, this one has got nothing to do with Metamorphosis. I think it would make for terrible game material =P

          • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

            Disappoint. Oh well. Reverse disappoint if this artwork is actually for a new game.

      • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

        Wait, you mean Shadows of the Damned or yet ANOTHER game besides that one? If so, super-excited.

        EDIT: Yay, someone else sees a Kafka connection!

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      I was so looking forward to that game. :(

      • [The Hunter] Doomrider

        So was I… This, Ushiro.

        What’s up with people killing off interesting ideas? Bah.

        • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

          Interesting ideas don’t print money unless you print money yourself like Microsoft.

          EDIT: There are exceptions. XD

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