The ridiculously catchy refrain is ‘It’s Bugsnax’ but just what is Bugsnax? Well, it’s very simple: it’s half bug and half snack with a side order of ‘you are what you eat.’ As a reporter, you travel to remote Snaktooth Island to follow up on a tip-off from an explorer. Your goal is to capture the titular tasty ticks and prove their existence to the world. But when you arrive, the explorer is nowhere to be found – and that’s just the start of your problems.
This is all recounted in the theme song by Kero Kero Bonito, a track so catchy that since first hearing it, it’s haunted our every waking hour (and some of the ones we are asleep for as well). We interrogate the band and the game’s composer, Seth Parker, about how the earworm came into being.
Drummer Gus Lobban and guitarist Jamie Bulled are also behind the band’s keyboards and production. Vocalist Sarah Bonito completes the trio. Lobban tells us how their involvement with Bugsnax began.
“Phil [Tibitoski] at Young Horses [...] emailed us directly, which was cool. It turned out he’d seen us play in Chicago, and we already knew all about their previous game, Octodad.
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