After four years of development, garnering pre-release multiple awards in the process, Altered Matter’s surreal platformer Etherborn has been given a release date during E3 2019. And there’s not too long to wait either as it’s set to release next month on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Etherborn is expected to be an elegant leap in the gravity-puzzle genre, with Altered Matter presenting an environmental puzzle platformer to us that’s built on exploring and understanding gravity-shifting structures in dreamlike, Escheresque levels. You’ll play as a voiceless being, born into a mysterious world in which a bodiless voice calls to you, patiently drawing you to its location. It’s your job to take this blank soul on a wondrous journey in order to find its own conscience and in doing so, the limits of your perception will widen, potentially uncovering paths that are hiding before your very eyes.
Traversal in Etherborn is built around a unique sense of gravity that anchors you to any surface you touch. Moving through the world becomes the puzzle in itself really as each level acts as a sort of environmental Rubik’s Cube that you need to explore, manipulate and shift perspective on, all in order to decipher the way forward.
And you can get your hands on Etherborn, the first game to launch with the backing of the FoxNext Indie Fund, on 18th July, 2019 when it arrives for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC – and after our little play and run through with it a good few months back, that is something that is hugely appealing. Will you be checking out the creative level design, unique visual aesthetics, and mind-bending gameplay that has already seen Etherborn win numerous awards? Get in touch and let us know via the comments section below or on social media!