Curve Digital and Perfectly ParaNormal have teamed up to create Manual Samuel, a “dexterity-based adventure game”.

One day, Sam is living his life as normal, and the next (after a run-in with Death Himself) he has to live his life manually for twenty-four hours or spend eternity having his soul tortured in hell. The deal is a no-brainer, clearly.

Players must help Sam do everything, including breathing in and out, moving each leg (separately), moving each arm (separately), blinking, and even urinating.


Each player will experience the game differently as situations go wrong (or right), and based on their skill (or lack thereof) in controlling sam. “It’s almost as much fun to watch as it is to play, brimming with unique touches, gleeful one-liners, hysterical set pieces and even song and dance numbers”, says Simon Bryon of Curve Digital, “I’ve not seen a game so happy to go out of its way to set up a joke – honestly, it’s impossible to play without laughing.”

Manual Samuel will be available on PC, Xbox One and PS4 this summer.