If you haven’t played the short and delightfully surreal games of Michael Frei, which include Plug and Play and Kids, you should. And then get excited, because Frei’s latest game was announced during the 2022 Day of the Devs livestream as part of Summer Game Fest. It’s called Time Flies.
Time Flies appears to be a more traditional game from Frei, and focuses on the idea that we all have limited time in the world. You play a fly, buzzing around a normal household, as you attempt to complete a ‘bucket list’ of objectives before you die.
The interesting thing is that it appears your fly’s lifespan is based on the average life expectancy of the country you live in. So for example, if that life expectancy is 77 years in your country, you have about 77 seconds of life to fly.
The list of objective are all a bit abstract and humorous in their solutions. ‘Go on Tour’ involves working out how to turn on a gramophone, and then riding the revolving record, for example. Both Kids and Plug and Play contained a similar number of amusing surprises, and it looks like that attitude and atmosphere will continue here.
Time Flies is coming to PlayStation,
Be sure to check out all of our Summer Game Fest coverage to catch up on the game announcements you might’ve missed out on.
You can also view our wrap-ups for all the news from the Summer Game Fest kickoff showcase, the Devolver Digital showcase, the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, the 2022 PC Gaming Show, and the Capcom Showcase.