The game formerly known as the Mother 4 fan game is now called Oddity, the development team announced. It will launch for PC, Mac, and Linux “when it’s ready.”
Here is an overview of the game, via the YouTube description of the newly released teaser trailer and the Mother 4 fan game website:
Oddity is a surreal urban fantasy role-playing game set in the Seventies. Play as Travis Fields, an ordinary boy who leaves home in a bid to save the world Travis takes to the field armed with a baseball bat and pellet gun… Along with powers he’s only now discovering. It might have something to do with that “Gate” thing that blew up on an impromptu camping trip…
…Whatever the case, the world’s in danger! People are crabby, demons run amok, the moon’s covered in creepy ooze, a bear did something… And to top it all off, there’s even a secret society called the “Modern Men” popping up lately. They might be behind all the recent kidnappings… But don’t worry! You’ll make plenty of friends as you fight your way through this weird and groovy world!
If you’re looking for a surreal quest full of oddball characters and serious challenge with lots of heart… then Oddity is for you!
- Travis – Age: 13. Hometown: Belring. Favorite Thing: Daydreams. He’s got his head in the clouds, and maybe that’s why it’s so easy for him to accept his telepathy and healing powers, but Travis is still just an ordinary kid who loves baseball.
- Meryl – Age: 14. Hometown: Citrus Hills. Favorite Thing: Pond Skaters. Chipper and gentle at heart, Meryl’s future sight and extreme psychic attacks make her confident that she can take anything that’s thrown at her, but it also makes her a bit reckless. Just bear with it; she means well.
- Floyd – Age: 14. Hometown: Pennyburg. Favorite Thing: Race cars. Quick witted and street smart, this blue collar school boy doesn’t seem to need psychic powers to be an asset. Floyd’s charm and confidence make him dependable even if he’s a bit slow to adapt.
- Leo – Age: Buzz off. Hometown: What are you, a cop? Favorite Thing: Dishwashers. Dangerous, quiet, wild… This leader of a motorcycle gang is probably wanted all over the world. It’s no wonder – on top of swinging around everything from cinder blocks to stop signs, Leo’s a potent psychic!
Watch the new teaser trailer below.