Play As A Mind-Controlling Plant In This Wii U Game

By Eugene . March 7, 2014 . 2:02pm

Paradise Lost: First Contact was not only successfully Kickstarted back in December with a Wii U version promised straight off the bat, but also made more than double the money it hoped to raise. A recent update from the developer shows off the updated visuals for the game that they’re working on.


You can check out how the alien plant—which you play as—now moves more realistically and has added details. These should translate to an even more realistic-looking pixel plant during the game itself.


The game? Oh right. As it turns out you’ve just crash-landed on Earth and are subsequently captured for scientific research. And you’re a plant-like being. That can’t do much. Fire is probably  bad for you. A security breach is all you need to finally break out of the containment pod scientists have installed you in, and you’ll then need to sneak and glide your way out of the secret bio-engineering facility that’s been your newfound home/prison.


The devs cite inspiration for their side-scrolling action/stealth title from such hits as Metal Gear Solid, Metroid, Castlevania and the Oddworld series.


As the plant slithers around the lab trying to escape (and as the guards get increasingly anxious to find you) you’ll be able to upgrade yourself with new skills and abilities such as decoy, mind control (!!!!!) and organic bombs that will not only serve to get players past foes but also enter new areas. There’s also a hint that you’re not the only alien lifeform around in the facility either.


Paradise Lost: First Contact will be available on PC, Mac, Linux, Ouya and Wii U.

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  • AuraGuyChris


    *Adds double the pixels*

    • Kaetsu

      I didn’t even notice.

      • ninjabart122

        The easiest way to see for me is to pay attention to how the tentacles flow and wiggles.

        Much much smoother in the right one.

    • idrawrobots

      you say pixels, do you mean frames?

    • Shane Guidaboni

      I thought it was a joke. I think the animation might be slightly better?

  • So it’s like a stealth game where you play as the monster in a monster movie? Interesting.

  • notentirelythere

    “We’re gonna call the game… PARADISE LOST: FIRST CONTACT.”
    “So you’re saying there wasn’t much conflict before, but now there is some? And this is the first of (maybe) a bunch of stuff? HOW INTRIGUING…”
    Actually though, I’m way looking forward to this. I’m starved for Abe’s Oddyssey style puzzle platforming.

  • idrawrobots

    This sounds cool. I will keep a look out.

  • Zer0faith

    Dat graphics update.

  • Göran Isacson

    Backed this, I wonder if I will get to choose between a PC version and WiiU version, or if it’s just the one…

  • Michael Connell

    Can I force people to buy ice cream?

  • Derek E Nay

    More tenticules for loving? Yes please

  • d19xx

    Realistic looking pixels….

  • neocatzon

    *Open kickstarter site* That was some disturbing tentacle monster.

  • That alien plant does look a lot more realistic now. Much more like the alien plants I’m familiar with in real life.

  • Fox

    I’d rather mind control a plant….

    Ghost Trick WiiU HD port/sequel WHEN!?!?!?

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    This game sounds really liked Ghost Trick here but the twist is we are tentacle lol.^^

    Tentacle………sounds rauncy lol.

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