Hello! That is Alfonso del Cerro from Pentadimensional Video games.
Right now I’ll touch upon one of many many experimental options included in our latest recreation Tenebris Pictura. Can a recreation make you flip the controller the other way up? Carry on studying to search out the reply (spoiler: the reply is sure however some gamers will refuse to do it).
In Tenebris Pictura you play the function of Magnus, a mystical investigator with psychic talents (just like the ultra-corporeal journey, i.e., the power to separate physique and soul) who has to discover an island, searching demons and fixing puzzles, below a thriller ambiance within the Victorian period. The sport could be very various and boasts all kinds of gameplay mechanics. One in every of them will make you (perhaps) flip your controller the other way up.
At one stage, a robust transdimensional entity referred to as Thronaton assaults Magnus and the hero asks his 4 horses for assist. The 4 equine mates can even detach their souls from their our bodies, so the ultra-corporeal battle is served: Magnus and his 4 horses versus Thronaton.
The horses are positioned on display screen from left to proper and also you management them, evading Thronaton’s assaults and placing again. The primary revolutionary function of the battle is that you must management the 4 horses all of sudden, with the 4 components of the controller: the primary one with the left stick, the second with the d-pad, the third one with the precise stick and the fourth and last one with the ABXY entrance buttons. This lets you evade (left or proper) and assault (urgent up) with two, three or as much as 4 horses on the similar time. Sure, you learn that proper. The time period “finger gymnastics” acquires a brand new significance while you notice that you must launch your controller and place it on a floor to have the ability to transfer 4 characters concurrently.
Regardless of the obvious issue, each participant understands intuitively what he/she has to do, as a result of the disposition of the horses on display screen is the same as the disposition of the 4 components of the controller that transfer them… At the very least, till the second confrontation. In that one, horror!, Thronaton turns the display screen the other way up and now the 4 horses are reversed with respect to the controller. In the meantime, an on-screen tutorial informs you of the one answer: turning the controller the other way up. Right here is the place most gamers I’ve seen in playtest classes escape laughing and really feel a mix of pressure, incredulity and focus as they do what the sport tells them to do. These are probably the most intentionally uncomfortable controls ever made in a console recreation so far as I do know. Different gamers refuse to do it and (with better issue), they mentally reverse the controls. The sport lets them achieve this, in fact. It has no manner of telling them aside.
This minigame is barely a small pattern of the numerous unique mechanics that now we have launched within the island of Tenebris Pictura to be able to discover and revel in them, like leaping into work, surviving the spontaneous teleport of the participant, fixing puzzles by way of tearing down the partitions of the room, or chasing movable doorways and home windows within the Mansion of Insanity. And relaxation assured, you’ll be able to play most of them whereas grabbing the controller correctly. The sport is out now and you may watch the trailer above.
Pentadimensional Video games
Presenting Tenebris Pictura, an ultra-corporeal motion journey delivered to you by the creators of Megaton Rainfall.
You will be plunged again to the Victorian period, taking part in the function of a mystical investigator with psychic talents who has landed in a misty, convoluted island, brimming with thriller. You have been invited there by an previous pal, to analyze his daughter’s disappearance. Earlier than lengthy, you are embroiled in a supernatural thriller linked with a shady sect, and sightings of extra-terrestrial beings that seem to have escaped from a wierd assortment of work with doubtful origins.
DEFY THE UNKNOWN BEASTS
Conceal your physique from hazard and separate your soul to face the demon hordes. Dodge their barrages of ectoplasm and counter-attack together with your psychic power blasts…
However that will not be sufficient! It is advisable transfer the objects round and get your environment strategically ready. You will uncover and learn to use your unusual abilities and methods to divide and conquer, stopping your enemies’ progress regardless of being massively outnumbered.
SOLVE TRANS-DIMENSIONAL PUZZLES
On this island, the legal guidelines of nature appear to be crumbling: disappearing flooring transport you to far-away galaxies, transferring partitions, illusions and lights that create the atmosphere of their wake, transportable worlds discovered inside work…
An enormous number of puzzles to scramble your thoughts offered in a non-linear order, designed to just accept a number of artistic options.
EXPLORE A UNIQUE ISLAND
Use the Aeter Pendulum to search out murky presences in areas scattered throughout the island: misty forests, infested buildings and mansions with spooky basements that seem to have been used as laboratories for the paranormal.
Use your psychic talents to search out clues revealing what’s about to occur on the island…
Are you able to lose your self in a Victorian fantasy loaded with secrets and techniques and worlds inside worlds?