We don’t know what the actual names for these things are, so we’re going to have to go with the label given to them by the famous Family Guy cutaway gag: Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tube Man. The reason we bring it up is because those giant flailing used car dealership things are getting another shot at glory. We’ve danced with them, we’ve fought with them, and now, we can make them fight each other thanks to a new game called Inflatality.Indie development studio Hojo just released the game on Steam Greenlight, a platform that allows users to help decide which games get sold on the actual Steam marketplace (we first learned about the game from Kotaku). As you’d expect, playing as Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-Flailing Tube Men adds some interesting wrinkles to the fighting game dynamic. For example, the characters can’t move from their positions because, you know, no legs. Also, they’re susceptible to the wind in their environments, meaning players will have to get used to that and play the wind to their advantage.
Beyond that, players can customize their fighter’s color, facial expressions, abilities, and things of that nature. The concept is obviously silly, but from the game trailer above, it looks like the gameplay is pretty solid, especially given the novel fighting game concepts mentioned above.
If you’re a fan, show your support for Inflatality on Steam Greenlight so the game will hit its target release date of November, and let us know in the comments what other bizarre-but-great games you’ve seen on Steam.
Featured image: Hojo Studio/YouTube