Earlier this month, Australian indie studio Witch Beam posted a blog (opens in new tab) that mentioned an easter egg not found in your game unpacking. “A pixel art version of the main art for our upcoming game exists somewhere inside Unpacking,” the blog said, “and no one has found it yet!”
A few days later, the Easter egg hunter YouTuber xGarbett turned into that easter egg (opens in new tab). As some players have already noticed, you can turn on the game consoles in Unpack and see the fictional games Cactus Carts, Witch Sports, Android Cold War III and Lash N’ Dash. But turning on the Wii on the second floor of the apartment revealed a game that may not yet exist, but is not fictional: TemPoPo.
described in Witch Beam website (opens in new tab) like “Coming Soon”, we still don’t know anything about TemPoPo. Both the name and the notes in its logo suggest something musical, and Witch Beam includes noted composer Jeff van Dyck, whose credits include several Total War, Alien: Isolation and Skitchin’ games. The island in the cloud and the cute pink Cave character look reminiscent of an exciting adventure Rakuenwhich is quite a musical game too.
Before making a name for herself thanks to the life story told in Unpacking’s moving boxes, Witch Beam was responsible for a two-stick arcade shooter called Android Cactus Attack (opens in new tab). A kinetic arcade laser disco, it was nothing like Unpacking, and it’s entirely possible that TemPoPo could be something completely different again.