Franz Kafka Metamorphosis release date August 12 Ovid Works All in! Games Nintendo Switch first-person adventure puzzle

Obviously, when a video game claims to be inspired by the works of Franz Kafka, it’s likely to be a very loose influence. In this case, developer Ovid Works is releasing Metamorphosis, a first-person puzzle adventure where you’re transformed into a tiny bug and interact with a bunch of other people who were mysteriously transformed into bugs. Also, your friend was arrested for some reason. That premise has nearly nothing in common with Kafka’s classic novella The Metamorphosis, but whatever — video games. Publisher All in! Games has announced an Aug. 12 release date for the game on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and GOG.

Take a look at the charming yet somewhat ridiculous release date trailer.

Ovid Works is hoping to take full advantage of the fact that you’re a small bug in Metamorphosis, in that you can use things like honey, stamp adhesive, and ink to achieve things like climbing walls, fixing electrical wiring, and maybe even signing documents. It will be an unorthodox adventure in all respects, for sure.

Sister site The Escapist previewed the game recently and was charmed by its overall presentation and writing. Fingers crossed that Metamorphosis turns out to be yet another surprisingly enjoyable entry in the diverse Nintendo Switch library.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea.

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