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
Platform(s)
ReleaseLinux, macOS, Windows
  • WW: January 29, 2020
PS4, PS5
  • WW: January 29, 2021
Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
  • WW: January 4, 2022
Switch
TBA
Genre(s)Puzzle-platform
Mode(s)Single-player

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]

Gameplay[edit]

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[edit]

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."

Reception[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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)". 4Players.de. 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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