You read that right: they made a Groundhog Day game. And not only that, but a virtual reality game.
The game, titled Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, is described as a “narrative-driven adventure-comedy” which continues the story told in the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray and is set in the same location.
You can find more info on the game and check out the launch trailer along with a previously released teaser trailer and developer diary below.
Itâ€™s me, Ned! Ned Ryerson! Remember me? Iâ€™m sure glad as heckfire youâ€™re back in Punxsutawney for Groundhog Day! Ever since your dad passed away, it just hasnâ€™t been the same around here. But donâ€™t worry, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Iâ€™ll show you the way, but watch that first step – itâ€™s a doozy! Here in Punxsutawney you can:
Start each new day with the sweet sounds of your alarm clock, because with the right tune there ainâ€™t no hill or mountain we canâ€™t climb!
Reconnect with your family and friends!
Play different puzzles as you navigate through a branching narrative and try to win over Punxsutawneyâ€™s citizens, because life isnâ€™t always a perfect Hollywood movie. Am I right or am I right?
Laugh, then cry, as you contemplate the cyclical nature of the human experience. And maybe, just maybe, escape your fatherâ€™s shadow and finally learn to appreciate your family and friends. Bing!
So why donâ€™t you stay here a while?
The game comes from Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and is developed by Tequila Works, who has made games like Deadlight, RIME, The Sexy Brutale, and The Invisible Hours.
And as if it wasn’t random enough to make a Groundhog Day game, what might be even more surprising is that the game has a Mature rating for “Strong Language, Sexual Content, Drug Reference, Nudity, Use of Alcohol.” Huh. Apparently at least one day will take a hard turn into some GTA-style antics.
Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is available now on Sony’s PlayStation VR.
â€œGroundhog Day: Like Father Like Sonâ€ is a VR narrative-driven, adventure-comedy game and a continuation of the beloved movie â€œGroundhog Day.â€ Players explore the world created in the film and embark on a new journey to break a time-loop through over 6 hours of puzzles and branching narrative gameplay. â€œGroundhog Day: Like Father Like Sonâ€ is published by Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR), developed by Tequila Works, and produced by SPVR and MWM Immersive. The game is now available on PlayStation VR.