#PGW2017 Concrete Genie – a 3rd person adventure game about a bullied boy and his paintings

Posted October 31, 2017 by John Little in Announcements, Developer Diary, Gameplay, Gaming News, Paris Games Week, PS4, Trailers

Announced at this year’s Paris Games Week, Concrete Genie is a colorful looking 3rd person adventure that utilizes drawing and painting in its gameplay.

A story about a boy who uses painting to deal with being bullied, it looks like it could be an emotional ride.

Along with a game trailer, the developers also released a brief introduction to the game, where they state that Concrete Genie is “about having fun with paint, and using the dualshock 4 to create amazing landscapes”.

More interestingly, the paintings that character Ash creates also come to life, with the creatures having different quirks and personalities.

I’m not sure exactly how this will all come together, but you get a brief glimpse of the paintings coming to life, and even being used to solve a puzzle by opening a gate.

The devs continue: “the goal is to make anyone feel like they can become an artist…it’s effortless and it’s full of joy”.

It’s definitely got an artistic flair to it, and it’s visually impressive from what little is on show. It’ll be cool to see what designs you’re able to create within the game – and what freedom you have to do so.

Concrete Genie will be coming to PS4 sometime in 2018. You can watch both the game trailer and the developer trailer below.


John Little
John Little

I started gaming with the release of the PS1 - Crash Bandicoot and Ridge Racer Revolution being the first 'real' games I ever set eyes on - and have been enthralled with the medium ever since. I particularly love strategy and horror games, the sort offered by titles such as Total War and Silent Hill, though I also have a soft spot for a good RPG. I studied Journalism at university in the hopes of progressing into writing about games. You'll most likely find me covering indie games as I'm always on the look out for interesting little titles, and generally I stick to the PC and PS4 platforms. I'm not interested in MMOs or really any kind of online game, and I have an unusual and frankly worryingly expensive obsession with collecting gaming guide books, but aside from that I like to think I'm a well rounded average gamer. Find me on twitter @JohnLittle29

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