Thank Goodness You’re Here! is a highlight from Gamescom ONL

Thank Goodness Youre Here
Thank Goodness Youre Here

Gamescon Opening Night Live has finally drawn to a close after almost three hours of game trailers. Out of those many, many trailers just one really caught my attention as the game looked like nothing else shown during the event.

Thank Goodness You’re Here! is a 2D-ish cartoon slapstick platformer set in Northern England and boasting regional accents and it’s got more than a whiff of Monty Python, The Fast Show, and Reeves and Mortimer to it.  Check out the trailer.

Such a great trailer, I’ve watched it about ten times already and still chuckle at “Give you wife the best, give her Big Rons… .. pies”. ‘Peans’ must also be a riff on the classic The Fast Show sketch for Cheesy Peaz. Ah, happy memories. Anyway, here’s more about the game.

After arriving early for a big meeting with the mayor of a bizarre Northern English town, a traveling salesman takes the time to explore and meet the locals, who are all very eager to give him a series of increasingly odd jobs… Thank Goodness You’re Here! is a comedy slapformer, which unfolds over time as the players’ exploration and antics leave their mark on the strange town of Barnsworth. With each completed odd job, new areas of the town open up, stranger and stranger tasks become available, and the clock ticks towards our salesman’s big meeting. The town’s colorful inhabitants are brought to life with vibrant hand-drawn animation, fully voiced dialogue, and wall-to-wall double entendres.


  • Bold, beautiful visual design that seamlessly blends side-scrolling action vignettes with top-down exploration in a chock-a-block open world

  • Progressively more involved and puzzling odd-jobs to complete: cut the grass, bake a pie, traverse the astral plane!

  • Hand-crafted animation and original story based on traditional Yorkshire folklore

  • Authentic regional dialects guaranteed to mek thi spit art thi tea laughin’

  • Oddly moving original soundtrack

Thank Goodness You’re Here! will release next year on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and PC.

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