The Pedestrian (video game)

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The Pedestrian
The Pedestrian video game cover art.jpg
Developer(s)Skookum Arts LLC
Publisher(s)Skookum Arts LLC
ReleaseLinux, macOS, Windows
  • WW: January 29, 2020
PS4, PS5
  • WW: January 29, 2021
Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
  • WW: January 4, 2022

The Pedestrian is a side scrolling puzzle-platform game developed and published by American[1] studio Skookum Arts LLC.[2] The game was originally released in January 2020 for Linux, MacOS and Microsoft Windows. In August 2020, a port for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 was announced for January 2021, during a State of Play presentation.[3] It later released for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in January 2022. It is also planned to release for the Nintendo Switch at a later date.[4]


The game is played on 2D signs that can be externally altered to change the play space. This is the main mechanic in puzzle-solving. As the game progresses, more mechanics are added both in and around the signs.[citation needed]


Development took longer than expected. After being unready to release the game even after delaying the release date, the developers changed the listed release date to "When it's finished."


Metacritic rated this game 81/100, indicating "generally favorable" reviews.


  1. ^ "The Pedestrian (@SkookumArts)". Twitter. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "How Skookum Arts built The Pedestrian puzzles out of urban signage". Gamasutra. 23 March 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  3. ^ "Navigate and rearrange public signage in this new puzzle platformer for PS4 and PS5". PlayStation Blog. 6 August 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  4. ^ Romano, Sal (January 18, 2021). "The Pedestrian coming to PS5 and PS4 on January 29; Xbox Series, Xbox One, and Switch later". Gematsu. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "THE PEDESTRIAN PC". Metacritic. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "Test: The Pedestrian (Logik & Kreativität)". Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  7. ^ "The Pedestrian review - a short, summery 2D platformer that turns signs into playgrounds". Eurogamer. 30 January 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  8. ^ "The Pedestrian Review - Walk Before You Run". GameSpot. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  9. ^ "Review: The Pedestrian". Hardcore Gamer. 19 February 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  10. ^ "THE PEDESTRIAN REVIEW Stick it to the man in this public sign puzzler". PC Gamer. 10 February 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2020.

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