The Ubisoft studio behind Grow Home and Atomega have unexpectedly launched one other more-experimental little sport. Ode is a musical wander-o-platformer inviting us to roll, leap, swing, gather, and bounce round a vibrant world, making music as we go. Perhaps think about a gamier Proteus and also you’re half-way there. Ubisoft introduced Ode as we speak and — oh! — have launched it this exact same day. That is a shock. Have a look-see:
Ode provides us a bit blobperson to discover alien locations the place vegetation, creatures, and the very world all make music. Each performs their very own little half, combining to make the entire place alive with the sound of music. So far, so Proteus. But Ode is inside much more of a standard sport construction. Ubifolks cite games like Journey and Rez as inspirations.
Reflections is Ubisoft’s present supply of unconventional little video games and so they’ve made some great things, so I’m . While Ubi’s smaller video games are sometimes in standard genres, just like the World War 1 journey sport Valiant hearts and fairytale RPG Child of Light, Reflections appear to be making no matter tickles their fancy.
Ode is out now for £four.49. Curiously, it’s solely out there by way of Ubisoft’s own store and the Uplay shopper. Launching a sport with out discover and selecting to promote it solely on a minor retailer appears a sure-fire technique to sink it. Weird. I do hope this gained’t affect Reflections’ possibilities to make extra enjoyable little video games. That Jann Ubisoft is a unfastened cannon.