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Pony Island dev announces murder mystery The Hex

Earlier this year game developer Daniel Mullins released the deceptively titled cult classic Pony Island, a fourth wall-breaking horror comedy about the devil possessing your computer. Now, Mr. Mullins has announced his next project: a murder mystery called The Hex.

Like Pony Island, The Hex will be another satire merging different genres and gameplay mechanics into a peculiar whole. The fourth wall breaks are just as apparent in The Hex as the premise revolves around an old inkeeper who’s told that one of his patrons is planning a murder. The catch: each guest is a representation of a different video game genre.

You’ve got The Spacemarine, The Sorceress, The Platformer, The Fighter, The Apocalypse Survivor, and The First Person Perspective. Amusingly, none of them are particularly interested in solving this seemingly pressing predicament. Instead, they’re all preoccupied with their own ulterior motives which we’ll discover throughout the course of the game.