First Look: ‘The Franz Kafka Videogame’

Having already served up a delightfully twisted take on one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies in Hamlet or the Last Game Without MMORPG Features, Shaders and Product Placement, Russian indie game-developer Denis Galanin — who’s probably better known by his alter ego, mif2000 — has revealed that he’ll be taking inspiration from the writings of Franz Kafka for his next project, the aptly titled The Franz Kafka Videogame.

If you’re at all familiar with Kafka’s work (The Metamorphosis, The Castle, Amerika, etc), I’m sure you can appreciate just how great a match these stories are for Galanin’s surrealist sensibilities. Here’s the official plot synopsis for The Franz Kafka Videogame, plus a newly released trailer:

The hero named K. gets a sudden offer of employment. And this event changes his life, forcing him to make a distant voyage. To his surprise, the world beyond his homeland appears to be not as normal as he would think. Together with the hero you will experience an atmosphere of absurdity, surrealism, and total uncertainty.

The Franz Kafka Videogame is set for release on a whole bunch of different platforms including iOS, PC, Mac, Android, and Linux at some point in 2014. In the meantime, be sure to check out the game’s official site and mif2000’s blog for more info.