The mysteries surrounding Death Stranding have been inspiring fans to concoct crazy theories and seek out connections between the many cryptic trailers and images we’ve been shown so far. However, it seems Hideo Kojima’s upcoming project has also given one mobile game developer something to copy, er, rip off.
Players can thank developer Sky Patrol and “the great genius Kojumbo” for what is now available in the Google Play store. The new survival game for Android, Deadly Standing, is clearly a reaction to the popularity of Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding. Not only are the names similar, but from the screenshots provided on the mobile title’s Google Play store page, the giant tentacle monsters from Kojima’s game are also present. As for gameplay, which you can check out in a clip below, it appears to be a first-person shooter with some driving segments.
In Deadly Standing‘s official story description, the confusing but intriguing plot of Death Stranding has been tossed out in favor of questionable grammar. “The birth rate of children has stopped, but there is a small ray of hope in the form of a new child over the past many years.” There’s also something about a flask that has a baby inside, which may or may not be a literal beverage container housing an infant. Granted, Kojima previously revealed footage of a baby relaxing inside of Norman Reedus’ throat, so maybe this isn’t too off the wall.
The game has accumulated a surprising 3.5-star rating from 199 reviews and over 5,000 downloads. Of course, it’s likely many players have installed it out of curiosity. Its developer also seems to have a fascination with Ugandan Knuckles, so if that’s your thing, check out some other classics, like Gang Fights or Russian Attack.
As for the real deal, Death Stranding, Kojima debuted another lengthy trailer during this year’s E3 that gave us a better idea of the gameplay. It appears players will experience stealth and puzzle-solving mechanics in a vast environment, as the protagonist, Sam, must transport packages from one point to the next. While there will be action elements in the gameplay, Kojima explained the point of the game will be reconnecting with the world and not defeating enemies.
Death Stranding is currently in development for PlayStation 4.
Source: Google Play store