Vertical action platformer with focus on trance and electronica music.
Octahedron, the rhythm-synced platformer will today bring its kaleidoscope of colour to console and PC gamers alike, challenging them with mastering the game’s 2D handcrafted levels in order to escape the strange subterranean world of Veetragoul. Players must create their own platforms in quick time to survive, fighting back against scores of enemies out to take you down in the process.
Phil Elliott, Director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix West says of the experience while playing Octahedron:
“With a genre like the platformer, managing to do something genuinely new is an immense challenge, but when we came across Octahedron and its creator Marco Guardia, we knew that here was a game destined to be different. It’s one of those games that has to be played to be believed. The juxtaposition of the game’s soundtrack tying in with the on screen action really engages players in a way few titles can manage.”
The trance and electronica music in Octahedron, though not to everyone’s taste, fits perfectly with the gameplay. Guardia spoke of this relationship:
“The opportunity to bring together two of the things I love the most – games and music – is one I couldn’t resist. Working as part of Flutlicht almost two decades ago was an amazing, creative time, and Octahedron has been similarly challenging and, I think, similarly rewarding. It’s my hope that people who have no interest in trance music or electronica at all will find just as much joy in play as those who have been dancing for years.”
Octahedron is available on Steam, PS4 and Xbox One, priced at £9.99 / €12.99 / $12.99.
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