Kafka stories to metamorphose into “twisted” new adventure

Shakespeare is probably still rolling in his grave over mif2000's delightfully quirky adaptation of Hamlet, and now the indie developer has set his sights on a new classic author in The Franz Kafka Videogame.

Rather than following any of Kafka's individual storylines, the game will be a "compilation of different ideas" from his collected works.  According to the designer, the "twisted" basic formula for the game will be "The Castle + Amerika + The Metamorphosis + some surreal and absurd ideas."

As the first screenshots of the game indicate, The Franz Kafka Videogame will feature the same distinctive hand-drawn art style as its predecessor, along with a host of original puzzles to solve. 

While no firm timetable has yet been announced, the game is currently in development for PC, Mac, and iOS, and is due for release sometime in 2013.


Oscar Oscar
Aug 29, 2012

If I were mif2000 I’d expect a knock on the door from representatives of the Kafka Estate. Besides that, I don’t see why anyone would prefer to play this over reading the books.

Jackal Jackal
Aug 29, 2012

The copyright on Kafka’s works should have expired by now.  As for your other statement, you’re not only comparing apples and oranges but judging a game that doesn’t even exist yet.  I’ve read Kafka, and if this game is anything like Hamlet, it could be a hoot.

badlemon badlemon
Aug 29, 2012

Mmm, I’m really anticipating this one. Actually this is the second Kafka adventure I see. The first one is a small online game - http://www.abc.net.au/gameon/kafkamesto/game/default.htm

Also, I think it’s irrelevant to judge the game only because it’s based on books. The list of good adventures based on books or films is countless. Moreover, it won’t even repeat the story of the books but will create a mash up story of it’s own.

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