September 9, 2011 9:00 PM | Cassandra Khaw
I'm not sure what happened here. In fact, I'm not sure whether I think this is a work of artistic brilliance or the product of a deeply, deeply disturbed mind. Created by Mario von Rickenbach, Mirage is, quite possibly, one of the creepiest and most surrealistic things I have ever encountered. I think I've watched the trailer three times now but I'm still totally confused.
Heck, even the description is baffling. "A lonely subaquatic tophat found a human foot and managed to get it to work. With that new achieved autonomy, the tophat starts to explore the world, always trying to imitate its human creator." I don't know about you but I would immediately start sprinting in the opposite direction if I encountered anything that looks remotely like the forms seen in this trailer.
Seriously, what's going on here? Should I be afraid? Enthralled? Amused? Will this give me nightmares? I don't know anymore. I just don't.
Go check out the developer's website here for some background on this eerie little find.
(Shout-out to Tom Grochowiak for finding this!)