Nightmare Forge Games releases Infestation 88 trailer

Nightmare Forge Games released the trailer for Infestation 88, which shows a survival game that has players facing off against Steamboat Willie’s dangerous Mickey Mouse. The 1-4 player experience describes a rodent outbreak in 1988 that takes a dark turn. The game shows how the situation becomes more dire.

In the trailer, a grotesque Mickey Mouse, far removed from his Disney days, attacks the exterminators combating the rodent attack. The release date of the video game has not been revealed. Steamboat Willie, a 1928 film, was the first film starring Mickey and Minnie and a turning point for Disney.

real mickey Mice Willie from Steamboat entered the public domain on New Year’s Day after spending nearly a century at Disney, and granted rights for public creative use. Modern Mickey Mouse versions are still under Disney copyright due to the 95-year protection.

This change comes after Winnie-the-Pooh entered the public domain in January 2022. In 2023, a film depicts the darker side of Pooh and Piglet as they set out on a bloodthirsty quest after being abandoned by Christopher Robin. Tiger also entered the public domain in 2024.