Ever since Flash fell out of vogue, vector artwork has turn into an more and more uncommon sight in video games, so when legendary puzzle-adventure Atone popped up, it’s onerous not to sit up and listen. The debut recreation from New Zealand-based Wildboy Studios, it’s onerous to do it justice in a 620-pixel vast thumbnail, so come and take a look at the trailer inside, and do make sure you watch it full-screen at most decision.
Atone virtually appears like a recreation from a parallel universe the place Another World sparked a worldwide curiosity in sharp vector-based artwork, full of positive particulars drawn with mechanical precision and set in a world of harsh angles, not completely dissimilar to Capy’s Swords & Sworcery. It’s a fantastically distinct type, and whereas some components set off acquainted reminiscences, as an entire it doesn’t look fairly like something I can recall.
While primarily puzzle-focused, there’ll apparently be occasions in Atone the place you possibly can’t speak your approach out of hassle. The fight engine appears simply as distinct as the remainder of the sport, although, with battles being resolved via a rhythm recreation – a lethal dance certainly, and an fascinating divergence from conventional motion or turn-based RPG codecs.
The puzzles themselves look summary and logic-heavy, leaning on the identical squishy brain-meats that The Witness pulverised so adeptly again in 2016. I can already inform that I’m going to be completely horrible at this recreation and possibly find yourself resorting to a walkthrough earlier than lengthy, however I’ll give it my finest shot nonetheless.
Right now there’s no launch date – or perhaps a obscure goal – pinned down for Atone but, however there’s a mailing checklist you possibly can join on Atone’s official site, in addition to loads extra particulars on the sport.