Arcane Kids, the developers behind Perfect Stride and Sawbuck fave Room Of 1000 Snakes, are celebrating the 18th birthday of Bubsy, the cartoon cat who starred in a string of maligned games in the ’90s and who has actually been around for longer than 18 years, by reviving him for a new browser-based adventure. In Bubsy 3D: Bubsy Visits The James Turrell Retrospective, Bubsy does exactly what that comically long subtitle says. Directed by talking giant frogs, he jumps through a psychedelic landscape until he reaches the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art and takes a tour of the James Turrell retrospective, faithfully recreated from the exhibit that’s really open in that real museum. There, he finds lots of happy museum patrons reflecting on Turrell’s installation art and, as impossible as it may sound, things get way weirder.
There seem to be lots of secrets lurking under the game’s insane surface level combination of nostalgia, existentialism, and art criticism. At least one of those secrets is handed to you at the end of the game, but it opens up a new mode of play that’s filled with even more mysteries. You can find Bubsy 3D: Bubsy Visits The James Turrell Retrospective right here.