Atari have recently been on a bit of a roll with the release of multiple ReCharged titles, bringing some of the most iconic classics fully up-to-date for a modern audience. Next on their list though is that of Kombinera – a new IP that delivers dazzling neon-soaked puzzle platforming.
Coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam and Epic), Atari VCS and both iOS and Android (did we miss anything?!), Komninera is a highly colorful, super demanding puzzle-platformer. It’ll be releasing in April 2022.
Kombinera is a dazzling neon puzzle-platformer that tests players’ skills and smarts from St. Louis-based Graphite Lab. It will contains 300 levels of fiendishly challenging puzzles which will be found lurking behind a veneer of colorful shapes and simplistic controls.
“Kombinera is a really fun project for Atari because it’s a modern game that anyone can play and enjoy on today’s platforms, but it also feels like a pick-up-and-play Atari classic,” said Atari CEO Wade Rosen. “And that’s really what our mission is — bringing high-quality gaming experiences to players while staying true to Atari’s roots.”
“Kombinera is truly the product of a combined effort and the desire to create something different from the pack,” said Matt Raithel, Graphite Lab Owner and Studio Director. “Juicy animation, clever storytelling, and memorable puzzles were all made better through collaboration with Atari’s creative team.”
Kombinera is a new IP from Atari – and that in itself makes us happy – as they attempt to deliver a game that seeks to carve out its own place among the very best puzzle-platformers on the market. It is sold on the back of the phrase “the ball is in your court”, something which has never been so literal. You see, the game sees players take control of multiple colored balls — simultaneously and each with their own distinct abilities — while navigating through over 300 increasingly perilous environments and puzzles. All of the balls move in unison too, so avoiding obstacles like tricky barriers and spikey walls requires intense concentration and brain-taxing problem-solving.
Additional Key Features of Kombinera Include:
- Combine, Progress, Win!: A level is completed once every ball is combined into one, but getting there isn’t as easy as it sounds! Leverage each colored ball’s special abilities wisely and remember: as you progress through each chapter, the more obstacles you’ll overcome. Hazardous environments create tricky scenarios that will require strategic thinking and varying perspectives.
- Special Properties (and Priorities): Each colored ball interacts in a special way with obstacles of the corresponding color. This gives each unique advantages and resistances when traversing a level, forcing you to decide which color combinations you should prioritize.
An April 2022 release of Kombinera will be made available on PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Atari VCS, and mobile platforms (iOS, Android). We’ll be sure to remind you when it arrives but for now, it’s probably best to understand how the game plays by taking in the trailer below.