Ever since the dawn of gaming, indie developers have impressed us with their creative endeavors. One such game that has recently caught our attention is called “Where is My Body?” It is built by an Armenian studio, Osvayder Games, who decided to make a game that lets you fill the
shoes gloves of the hand of the Addams family aka Thing, and complete what seem to be tasks.
While the negotiations were ongoing between the developer and the rights owner, Osvayder Games made sure fans got a taste of the game through an eye-catching gameplay trailer. As the game is built on Unreal Engine 5, the graphics are as accurate as we’ve seen in the movies or the latest Netflix series Wednesday.
Where is My Body? Gameplay Trailer
In the gameplay, we see the hand roaming around a lot of different locations. The style of gameplay resembles the popular game Stray and Little Nightmares. During exploration, you interact with objects, doors, or even slingshots. We also see the potion brewing segment where you have to brew a potion or mixture of sorts. This can possibly connect to the later clip where we see Thing becoming invisible for a brief moment. A key part of the game will be the customization part. As seen in the trailer, we can notice Thing changing costumes and even its skin color.
Game Launch Update: Addams Family Approved?
The rights negotiation was a crucial part of the “Where is My Body?” game. It would help in the game to own partial or full rights to the protagonist, in this case, Thing. However, in recent negotiations, the rights holder of Thing, MGM, asked the developers to remove all the properties that resemble the hand.
Osvayder Games on X (formerly Twitter) later tweeted, “The rights holder demanded the removal of all materials related to the franchise. We, as responsible developers, complied with all the requirements and removed the results of our team’s many months of hard work. But we had a backup plan.”
This only means that the game will launch, the hand will likely not be called Things, and will have numerous tweaks here and there to avoid copyright issues. The developer accepted the decision but also assured the fans of a possible update soon. The reincarnation of popularity in the Addams Family franchise can indicate possible partnership issues. As the “Wednesday” series on Netflix returns for season 2, it is quite possible that the game garner tons of popularity whenever it launches. As the developer has already promised there will be an early access and demo of the game, we can’t wait to try it out and share our handy creative thoughts. Are you excited to find your body? Let us know in the comments below.