‘INFESTATION 88’ trailer reveals Mickey Mouse horror in public domain co-op game – In a surprising twist, Disney has lost copyright control over Mickey Mouse, opening the doors for independent creators to play with the iconic character. Nightmare Forge Games has seized this opportunity and dropped the first trailer for ‘INFESTATION 88,’ a co-op horror game where players find themselves pursued by a dark and sinister version of Mickey Mouse.
After years of Disney’s legal battles and copyright extensions, the expiration of the copyright for Mickey Mouse’s 1928 debut in “Steamboat Willie” on January 1 has opened the floodgates for independent creators. ‘INFESTATION 88’ takes full advantage of this newfound freedom, presenting players with not only a rampant rat infestation but also mysterious fleshy growths and unnaturally large rodents. Check out the trailer to get a glimpse of the horror world ride that the game would bring.
‘INFESTATION 88’ trailer reveals Mickey Mouse horror in public domain co-op game
The trailer teases a bone-chilling atmosphere, featuring a black and white Mickey Mouse with soulless eyes, bloodstains, and his iconic sailor hat. This unexpected horror twist on the beloved character is sure to pique the interest of gamers seeking a unique and unsettling experience.
As ‘INFESTATION 88 pioneers the use of the public domain Mickey Mouse, it marks the beginning of a new era for independent developers. With more characters set to join the public domain in 2024, the gaming community can anticipate a surge of innovative reinterpretations of familiar faces.
Mickey Mouse becomes public domain and we already got him in a horror game 😂 pic.twitter.com/KKTpUgnkGB
— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) January 1, 2024
Disney’s loss of copyright control over Mickey Mouse has birthed a new era of creative exploration. The Internet has divided opinions as it isn’t to the liking of many.
The game is slated for PC release, but as of now, developers at Nightmare Forge Games have not provided a specific launch date. The just-released trailer showcases a glimpse potential of the public domain, offering players a fresh and eerie perspective on the timeless world of Disney.