Winnie the Pooh’s New Game Is Not for the Faint of Heart
Indie game studio Twice Different is set to push the boundaries of what can be done with a beloved character when it enters the public domain. Their debut title, Winnie’s Hole, takes the iconic Winnie the Pooh and turns him into the star of a body horror game that promises to be a truly unique experience. While no official release date has been announced, the game is already generating significant attention and curiosity among gaming enthusiasts.
In Winnie’s Hole, players assume control of a raging and rapidly mutating virus that is developing within the lovable children’s book character. The objective is to “refine his primitive form,” as stated in the game’s Steam listing. The trailer offers a glimpse into the gameplay, showcasing an internal Tetris-like puzzle where players must align block patterns within the blood and organs of Pooh Bear. Successful alignments result in new mutations, such as extra limbs, additional mouths, and more eyes, akin to the unsettling body horror seen in works by David Cronenberg. These mutations are designed to enhance Pooh’s abilities as the virus spreads throughout his body.