Browser game Glitch is, first of all, maybe the first massively-multiplayer game to place its players inside the minds of supernatural creatures. It's also the next project from (some of) the people who brought you Flickr. Yes, Glitch is different.

The web-based multiplayer game is not about killing or farming, but growing, building and developing. You can build new skills, you can do favors, you can make smoothies, apparently. It all takes place in an ever-evolving persistent world that looks pretty cool. Glitch's official description labels the game "a collaborative simulation where the direction the world takes emerges out of the collective action of the players, rather than the top-down whim of a single person acting as god."

It's from Tiny Speck, the game studio founded by Stewart Butterfield, one of Flickr's original co-founders. You'd think they know something about social interaction on the web. They certainly know how to put together an unusual trailer.

Glitch is planned for launch early next year. Keep an eye on its progress at the game's official site.

Glitch [Official Site]