Today's xkcd prominently featured a plug for Miegakure
, an awesome-looking 4D indie game that xkcd's heroic stick figure said "hurt his brain." Naturally, that sounded like fun, but when we rushed out to look for a demo to download, which seemed plausible based on the comic (in the first panel, xkcd stickman says "I just spent an hour playing a demo
of this 4D game called Miegakure"), we were promptly hit with ... a battering ram of information-free blogspam.
Presumably set up in response to the sudden surge of interest in the game sparked by the comic. Including this gem of opportunistic nonsense in a post titled "April Fool's Day: Don't Forget!" "...but most importantly don't forget to always treat her like a lady. If you're bored you can always search out a miegakure
download or a varudu movie review
." Damn you, xkcd effect!
Anyway, we dug into it a little more, and here's what we found out: The good news is, Miegakure is real, award-winning, and looks awesome, and there's a demo video (after the jump). The bad news: it's not available for download, there are no public demos, and there's no set release date or platform yet.