Unbound: Worlds Apart warps from frying pan to fireplace

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The world is a harmful place, as is the opposite, second world that the little wizard in Unbound: Worlds Apart can open portals to. Unveiled in the present day from new studio Alien Pixel Studios, it’s a vaguely Limbo-ish puzzle platformer with a dimension-hopping twist. Floppy-hatted spellcaster Soli can open bubbles of alternate actuality, fixing puzzles by revealing and briefly coming into a second world which may be simply as hostile (if not moreso) as your individual. The game appears to be like very good already, however Alien Pixel are planning on taking it to Kickstarter subsequent month to assist end manufacturing. Below, a debut trailer.

I do slightly just like the game’s storybook art-style and the designs on the monsters, particularly. Some of them are fairly menacing for what seems to be a cold game, though not displaying blood didn’t cease Limbo from having some horrific violence. Unlike Limbo, dying doesn’t appear to be lurking round each unseen nook. Your means to open up bubble-portals to the opposite world no less than helps you to see what threats are lurking there, and there’s some attention-grabbing mirroring of transferring objects happening to allow some doubtlessly intelligent puzzles.

It appears to be like just like the game performs round with the bubbles a bit, too. In some instances they’re solid a distance in entrance of the participant. In different instances, it’s a circle linked to the participant’s motion. I even spot a bit the place the opposite world has reversed gravity. It’s signal to see so many permutations on its puzzling early on. If there’s one factor that sits flawed with me within the trailer, it’s that the participant character’s motion – particularly leaping – appears to be like a bit stiff. While not important in a puzzle-heavy game, it does assist if leaping feels pleasing. Still, solely a small gripe in an in any other case good first peek.

The success of Unbound’s Kickstarter (at present scheduled to start out May seventh) will decide the destiny of the game, however till then you will discover it on Steam here.