One thing Sony opening its doors to independent developers does is throw up the weird stuff. And One Way Trip is definitely weird.

It's a game - a PS4 and Vita game - about death and what you'd do if you found out you only had six hours left to live. Oh, and you're poisoned, so you hallucinate.

"To put it another way," wrote project leader Michael Frauenhofer on the PlayStation blog, "it's an atmospheric exploration of what it would be like to find out you and most everyone you love is about to die, and then have to process that while your limbs turn into cartoon dolphins."

Right then.

There's a story mode that explores all this with a mixture of choice-making and procedural systems. The other people in the world live their lives and you can influence them or leave them be. The resulting outcomes can, because of this, be quite different.

There's also another mode that has turn-based third-person shooting, where you and your carefully equipped squad try to survive against waves of weird enemies all to the beat of a bespoke hip-hop bop.

One Way Trip is due 2015.

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