Indie developer Young Horses has announced that their upcoming creature collector, Bugsnax, will be free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, and available at launch on PlayStation 5 on November 12.

“We’ve been building this charming, weird game for the past six years, with the majority of that time spent working in complete silence,” writes John Murphy, gameplay designer, Young Horses. “So it’s pretty surreal that not only will our game finally be out in the world in just a few weeks, but also that thousands of players will be able to enjoy it on day one of owning their new PS5. It’s been a pretty wild ride.

Bugsnax is a first-person, story-driven adventure set on Sharktooth Island. The island is home to half-food, half-bug creatures called Bugsnax, as well as a settlement of fuzzy pioneers called Grumpuses. As a journalist and explorer, your job is to search for the mission Elizabert Megafig while finding and capturing new Bugsnax.

Gameplay is inspired by Pokémon Snap and Viva Pinata as you hunt down cute creatures using various traps and tools, such as the scope, launchpad, and Snak Trap.

Bugsnax will be available as a free download to PlayStation Plus subscribers on PS5 through January 4, 2021. It’s also launching on Windows and Mac on the Epic Games Store, and on PlayStation 4. It’s rated E10+.

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.