Build, punish, or provide for bumbling moose people in ‘Clumsy Moose Season’Filed inside: Games
If you’re the type of person that enjoys sandbox games like Minecraft and Terraria, as well as adult humor and cartoon escapades, then you’ll immediately fall in love with Clumsy Moose Season. This indie release from Enrick Lambert is currently in early access on Steam. I know that usually sounds like a death sentence for a game, as most experiences that sport that particular title are usually doomed to incompletion or abandonment from the developer. Clumsy Moose Season is an exception to that rule, as the developer is very in-tune with the community. Many new and exciting tools and gadgets have already been implemented into the release, and it seems that new content is consistently being developed. This developer understands what the early access badge means and is dedicated to working hard to polish this game so that it will see an eventual retail release.
In its current state, Clumsy Moose Season is already rather entertaining. From the outside looking in, it doesn’t seem like there is much of a purpose, and to be honest, there probably isn’t. This indie romp doesn’t feature a heavy-handed storyline, complex combat mechanics, or anything that would classify it as a goal-driven game. Instead, it presents itself as a sandbox, and does a fine job of being just that. You’ll use your building prowess and imagination to craft a variety of activities for some clumsy moose denizens, and probably have a blast doing it. You can build some wild motorbike courses, make shopping-cart stunt tracks, or even create deadly platforming mazes complete with spinning saw blades. If you fancy yourself a level designer, the developer has introduced weaponry into the fray, so that you can create arenas and maps for moose versus moose combat.
If wacky cartoon violence just isn’t your thing, you can just take it easy. Chopping down trees and gathering other resources will allow you to create villages and homes for any moose you come across. You, and your friends, will set the tone for your particular moose-themed experience. Let your moose-people live the life of quiet luxury, or force them to run head-first through saw blade-infested puzzle-rooms. The choice is entirely yours, and it’s one of the best selling points for Clumsy Moose Season. This is the perfect game to grab if you and your friends are looking for something a little “off the beaten path” that will allow you to get creative and flex your imagination muscles. This release has a lot of potential to be a wonderful addition to the gathering-and-building genre.
It is important to reiterate that this is an early access release. If you’re unfamiliar with that type of product, treat it much like a closed alpha. By tossing a few dollars to the developer, you’re helping to fund the project and push the completion of the game. Because of this, you may find a lack of tons of content when you first fire up Clumsy Moose Season, but you’ll be first in line to play any new content that is released in the future. Those of you that are looking for a content-rich release that is polished and bug-free: this is not the release for you in its current state. If you’re looking to get in on the ground floor for Clumsy Moose Season, and help transform it into something truly marvelous by offering funding and feedback, then definitely check this title out.
Clumsy Moose Season is only $7.99 right now on Steam, which is a fairly low price-point to get in on the action. All of the current upgrades and patches have been released for free, so hopefully there will be no DLC charges if you get in on the ground floor. This release is showing a lot of promise, and if the developer keeps up with the community as they have so far, I see Clumsy Moose Season becoming a big part of the indie scene.