Here’s the official description of Maize, a newly announced game coming to PC digital games platform Steam:
Maize is a first-person adventure game about what happens when two scientists misinterpret a memo from the U.S. Government and create sentient corn. And that last sentence is pretty much the least ridiculous thing about the game.
You can see from the announcement trailer above that the folks at Finish Line Games aren’t kidding. There’s a little more information on the game’s official website: basically, Maize is an “adventure” game, meaning it’s focused on things like exploration over jumping or fighting, and takes place in an abandoned farm that hides a secret government lab. As Polygon reports, the game is inspired by both Monty Python and some of the more oddball, comedic X-Files episodes. So that’s a good combination.
What we don’t know, of course, is just what exactly it means to live life as corn. How does corn feel? What is corn’s purpose? How will corn handle the weight of all existence pressing down on it, knowing its place in the universe as both a living being and a foodstuff for other living beings? Does corn have a soul?
These are all questions that Maize probably won’t answer. Then again, you never know. At least it’ll be funny.