Bugsnax is an adventure game developed and published by Young Horses for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Mac.
Players control a nameless newspaper journalist who receives a film strip in the mail from Lizbert Megafig, a disgraced explorer. Lizbert details the mysterious Snaktooth Island, inhabited by creatures called Bugsnax who are “half bug and half snack,” and encourages the journalist to come to the island and document them for the world to see. Intrigued, the journalist makes their way onto the island, only to discover from Lizbert’s assistant Filbo Fiddlepie that she has gone missing, and all the other Grumpuses that joined her on her expedition have scattered. Filbo requests that the journalist help him bring the others back to their makeshift home of Snaxburg so that they might band together and find out what happened to Lizbert.
After the journalist manages to bring all residents back to Snaxburg, a volcano erupts, triggering an earthquake that destroys the village. They are soon joined by Eggabell Batternugget, Lizbert’s partner, who leads the journalist and Filbo to Lizbert’s location. Upon arriving, they discover that Lizbert has been mutated into a giant creature made up of various Bugsnax. She reveals that Bugsnax are parasites that eventually transform anyone who regularly consumes them into more Bugsnax and urges the group to leave the island. Eggabell stays behind while Filbo and the journalist return to Snaxburg, which is now under attack from various Bugsnax. After fending off the Snax, the journalist, Filbo, and any surviving villagers leave the island on a balloon ship.
After returning to the mainland, Filbo stays with the journalist and acts as a witness for their story, in which they intentionally omit any mention of Bugsnax. Their supervisor, Clumby, is impressed with the story but fires the journalist as she did not expect them to return. Filbo then decides to run for Mayor, asking the journalist’s help.
In a secret ending, Clumby can be heard talking to a mysterious voice. The two believe that the journalist is hiding the truth and decide to keep watch on them. Meanwhile, a single Bugsnak is revealed to have stowed away aboard the ship.
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- Bugsnax Press Kit Site
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