Over their short but fertile career, the two-man team at Simogo has established a singular voice: perfectly unified in art, sound, and structure, experienced through the glossy sheen of an iDevice. Last year, their brisk, sprightly aesthetic began to give way, first to the almost death-metal-dark Year Walk, and then with the Lynchian Device 6.
Today, they’ve unveiled The Sailor’s Dream, which they consider the third part of the trifecta begun with Year Walk. Its short video trailer dropped on Kill Screen HQ like a neutron bomb full of pastel hues and gently plucked guitar strings. Described as “a challenge-free experience in which you explore a non-linear story through words, music, sounds and illustrations,” the video shows off a warm, lightly fantastic art style. The nautical ephemera and carefully inked lines present a world ripe for exploring, which, fortunately, seems like the only thing to do here.
It’s due out later this year.