Videogames have long allowed us to break free from the constraints of reality and explore concepts and worlds far removed from everyday existence. We’ve spent decades playing as a plumber in a magical kingdom of sentient mushrooms, exploring snowy fantasy worlds populated by enormous dragons, and experienced limbo through the eyes of a goat.
So it’s perhaps not surprising that in the industry arms-race to come up with increasingly outlandish ideas for a new game, that it’s come to this.
Bossa Studios – best known for deliberately-frustrating-to-control operating table game Surgeon Simulator – recently announced their latest project with a suitably bonkers teaser video, which you can see below.
Utilizing a QWOP-like control scheme not too dissimilar to the likes of Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Bossa’s game places you in the shoes (or should that be grains?) of a slice of bread inside a common domestic abode, and allows you to get up to all manner of wholemeal-related shenanigans. Want to simulate making love with a loaf of Hovis? You can do that. Want to find out what happens when a slice of bread ventures inside a tumble drier? You can do that, too. I Am Bread might finally satisfy the cravings of bread enthusiasts everywhere, and we can think of no finer poster-child for bakery-related representation in gaming than that.
There’s no release date as yet, but I’m already feeling buttery with anticipation.