The simple old platformer has been around for decades now, from the classic Super Mario Bros. to whatever great games we can enjoy on the latest consoles. But many give you the platforms to jump onto – how about creating them yourself?

This is where Octahedron, releasing today on Xbox One, PS4 and PC as part of the Square Enix Collective program, comes into its own. Starting off with the ability to make simple platforms, you will be ascending through the neon areas of Vettragoul in order to escape this weird, psychedelic world – taking out the enemies within.

As you work your way through the 40+ hand-crafted levels and multiple worlds Octahedron has to offer, you will unlock new platforms with new abilities – adding new features as you learn to time your platform making and jumps. It’s purely up to you to work out each new mechanic as it comes your way, with some quick reactions (and a ton of tolerance for dying) you can soon become a platforming ninja!

All this action will be accompanied by some funky chiptune beats, with the enemies and other level elements responding to it – contributing to the colourful neon effect indie-studio Demimonde is going for.

If you like the look of Octahedron and wish to pick it up on Xbox One then you can find it on the Microsoft Store for £10.39 although at launch the game is making the most of the Xbox Live Deals With Gold Sale, with it being discounted down to £7.79. Alternatively it is also now available on PS4 and PC. Should you need more of a push, keep an eye out for our full review before being tempted in. 

Get those thumbs at the ready – they’re gonna be working hard!

Game Description:

Surf through a pulsating, underground world on platforms pulled from thin air in this challenging psychedelic action platformer that has you defying gravity to a pumping beat. Platforms From Thin Air Spawn platforms at your feet with the press of a button & surf on them until their energy depletes Reach For The Sky Scale colourful summits to a pulse-pounding beat, reach the top & escape the subterranean world of Veetragoul Neon Powered Upgrades Fry enemies with laser beams, crumble walls, and solve puzzles as you strive to upgrade your platform Hand-crafted Delight Collect shards of the Octahedron across 50 hand-crafted levels, unlock new worlds & bonus levels, and earn special medals On A Dime Master tight controls to pull off amazing feats of pixel-perfect platforming, as obstacles & enemies move along with the beat Thumping Tunes Get into the flow of a pumping, atmospheric soundtrack by Chipzel (Super Hexagon), and house & trance producers Andre Sobota and Monomirror

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