YouTuber videogamedunkey's (Dunkey) indie studio Bigmode announced its first video game \u2014 Animal Well, a horror platform title inspired by Zelda and Metroidvania. Animal Well features pixelated artwork and a dreary setting rendered in intricated audio and visual details. The story of Animal Well is still mostly a mystery, but players take control of an orb figure who gets stuck at the bottom of a weird well. Animal Well is being developed by Billy Basso, a video game veteran who was a former programmer at NetherReal Studios.\u00a0Basso announced Animal Well in February 2022\u00a0as the first game that the studio will publish. Bigmode does not have a release date for the game on\u00a0their website, but players can put the title on their\u00a0Steam wishlist\u00a0right now. Animal Well will also launch on the PlayStation 5, but no other console or hardware is listed. https:\/\/twitter.com\/BIGMODEgames\/status\/1612196119416803331 Bigmode Games is a video game publisher launched by Dunkey and his wife. Dunkey, real name Jason Yevgeniy Gastrow, is an internet personality known for his humourist video essays and skits on YouTube. He is one of the most successful video game critics on YouTube, with a subscriber count of over 7 million.\u00a0He launched Bigmode Games in September 2022\u00a0to help "good games succeed and help them continue to succeed into the future." Animal Well is about the orb coming across strange animals, including a large chameleon, a flock of blackbirds, and a playful dog that wants to bite into it at the bottom of the well. Players will solve puzzles and avoid animals to unravel the "well's secrets." The game uses a custom engine\/renderer built specifically for pixel art on modern hardware. Pixelated style has become a popular aesthetic within independent games because it's a throwback to older titles from the NES and Super Nintendo eras. Animal Well is meant to evoke the style and presentation of the original Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Castlevania games.