Hylics is a series of recreational programs with surreal visuals by Mason Lindroth. The
first Hylics was made with RPGMaker and it mostly falls in line with typical RPGMaker
gameplay. Hylics 2 was made in Unity and features a 3D rendered environment in an
isometric view, but retains similar combat gameplay. Both games I really enjoy for both
gameplay and aesthetic. When the third one comes out, which I'm really excited for, I'll
write it in here. Click the images to go to their respective Steam store pages.
The characters in Hylics 1 and 2 are Wayne, Dedusmuln, Pongorma, Somsnosa.
Wayne is the first character you play as in both games, and he is kind of a tabula rasa.
He does not speak much in either games, though he does more in the second one. I imagine
he's polite but reserved. He starts with a pistol in the first game! Wayne is a well
rounded character, being able to handle himself well, I think.
Dedusmuln is the second character you recruit in the first game, and the second one you
recruit in the second game. He is an archeologist and he is very interested in old stuff.
In the first game, you show him a rare Paper Cup and he joins your party. I imagine him
as very knowledgable but dorky, the kind of guy that could talk your ear off about this
or that. He has very useful buffs, especially Foam Armor in the second game. He's my
Pongorma is the second character you recruit in the first game, and the first in the
second. He's a powerful knight! Like an honorable knight, he is kind but fierce. You
actually fight him as a boass in the first game! His helmet is kind of silly in Hylics 1,
I much prefer the one he has in 2. He does a lot of damage with his attacks and can cast
powerful offensive spells. I feel like it would be pretty easy to cosplay his appearance
in Hylics 2.
Somsnosa is a girl. She's the last character you recruit in both games. She is nonchalant
and seems to be very good friends with Wayne, even in the first game. She has dominion
over the bugs and allows Wayne to draw power from them in the first game, but not the
second. She uses very powerful gestures that damage multiple enemies at once.
Images used are from the Hylics wiki, the Hylics 1 and 2 Steam store pages, and Mason
Lindroth's tumblr page.