Concrete Genie is a brand-new game coming to PlayStation 4 in 2018, just announced at Paris Games Week. From the looks of its trailer, it will meld painting puzzle gameplay with adorable visuals and a tender coming-of-age story.
According to the game’s official description:
Concrete Genie is a game about a bullied teenager named Ash, who escapes his troubles by painting spectacular living landscapes and mischievous creatures throughout his abandoned hometown of Denska. As he masters this magical paint, he discovers it can purify Denska's polluted walls. Can Ash overcome the bullies and paint his hometown back to life?
The trailer features an art style just as stylish as Ash’s, whose creations come to life when he finds a magic quill. A wide-set, furry, grinning monster from his notebook appears to be Ash’s sidekick throughout the tale.
Concrete Genie is being developed by Pixelopus, an in-house Sony Interactive Entertainment studio. It was the studio behind 2014’s Entwined, a rhythm game for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.