Pokemon Clone Lets You Fuse Your Own Monsters

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Pokemon is awesome and all, but you can’t create your own monsters. Now, thanks to the tireless work of a developer, you can create the chimera monster of your dreams by merging creatures. The game doesn’t have a name yet, but the demo of developer RujiK uses the magic of game developers to “procedurally generate” monsters. This way you can combine all kinds of creatures to create unique monster combinations.

We’ve got these unique monsters and more in Cool WIP, Polygon’s weekly roundup of eye-catching clips and work-in-progress screenshots. Every week, the Polygon team scours the internet for the most interesting games still under construction to give you a sampling of the most exciting projects.

This week features a watercolor-look game set in France, a chaotic battleship, a third-person shooter that tracks your every step, and a Spider-Man-inspired action game.

Who needs Pokemon when you can create your own monsters?

RujiK is the developer of a new game that lets players crossbreed animals in a “procedural” way. It’s just a fancy way of saying that the mobs players merge aren’t pulled from any pre-built asset art; the game creates an entirely new monster instead. The developer has published a diary delving deeper into how it works, and a clip on twitter shows the game merging an ant with a snake to create what essentially looks like a long, wavy monster combining characteristics of both. Twitter account of RujiK is filled with all sorts of goodies, so be sure to check out their work.

Take a nostalgic trip to France in this watercolor adventure

A studio called Un Je Ne Sais Quoi (meaning “I don’t know” in French) is making a dreamlike narrative adventure set in France. The game, called Dordogne, follows a young woman who tries to piece together a puzzle left to her by her late grandmother. A new GIF from the developers showed part of Dordogne where you can capture in-game audio using a microphone and tape recorder. The visual style is stunning, and if you want to learn more, the game has a page on Steam.

Battleship gets chaotic with cartoon effects

Fun Freighter scrap seas takes the feeling of doing donuts in the parking lot and puts it in a battleship game. Its bright design and whimsical colors almost make the boats look like children’s toys in a bathtub. A clips watch the game in action, including the game’s cartoon-like visual effects when attacking. You can find more information at scrap seas on the game’s Steam page.

There’s no escaping in this third-person shooter

This shooter adds an element of chaos by leaving a trail of body doubles in your path. A excerpt from Victor Careil shows the concept in action. In it, we see a red character running through a map, and as the character runs, it leaves behind dozens of voxel duplicates in its path. The track is long; in the clip, the character takes a nice jog around the map until he ends up in the same place he started, with a map full of doubles. Careil does a lot of experimentation with various projects, and you can experience more of their work on twitter.

Another game inspired by Spider Man? Sick

Here developer Zahid Ali Jeelani shows off a game called Enera. Apparently the game was inspired by the Miles Morales movie Into the Spider-Verse; Jeelani said on his Twitter that they wanted to capture a “Into the Spider-Verse Feel.” In the excerpt from the game, the protagonist jumps from a tall building and their limbs twitch as they fall. The character gives them a kind of goofy look, as they wiggle on the way down. If you like Spider-Man type games, you can get more updates about this game on its Twitter account.

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