The first official trailer for the indie release SpyParty launched this week from indie developer Chris Hecker.
The trailer features old art and in-game footage, which Hecker writes is an intentional decision to ensure users aren't misled by the current state of the game.
"I wanted this trailer to give the flavor of the game, but not explain too much," wrote Hecker. "It should have a bit of a narrative arc and tell a light story, but nothing too distracting. In the end, I think it might be a bit confusing for complete strangers to SpyParty, but I hope people can figure it out from the video and the short description, and hopefully the trailer makes people who are just hearing about the game want to learn more. I also worry that the trailer implies there's a fixed character who's the Spy, but it wasn't clear how to correct that without a lot of exposition that would have messed up the flow."
The team will begin creating new trailers "every so often" on the game's official and newly-redesigned website. Hecker adds that he is currently thinking of inviting fans to make trailers for the game, stating: "I really liked it when Minecraft showed fan-made trailers on their homepage."