'Maize' mates first-person puzzle gaming with sentient corn

Self-aware plants are just the start of the absurdity.

Game developers are no strangers to using wild concepts to catch your attention, but this one might just work. Finish Line Games has revealed Maize, a first-person puzzler that revolves around scientists creating "sentient corn." Yep. And reportedly, that's just the start of the absurdity. On top of what learning what the corn wants (besides fewer crows), you'll deal with a secret underground research facility and a Russian Teddy Ruxpin clone. It's too soon to say whether the underlying gameplay will be as interesting as the premise, but you'll get to find out first hand when the title reaches PCs in the fall.