Our new title Unmechanical has just been released for PC!
Unmechanical is a puzzle adventure that combines tricky puzzle solving, alluring exploration, and an engrossing atmosphere. Set in a fantastic world of flesh, rock and steel, your journey to freedom requires you to solve a great variety of puzzling challenges, and while itâ€™s easy to pick up and play, later challenges may prove very difficult indeed.
Intuitive and simple controls, applied to a great range of interactions.
A carefully created world with unique environments and an engrossing atmosphere.
More than 30 unique puzzles, including logic-, physics-, and memory- oriented challenges.
Uncover a dark secret through strange clues and fantastic events.
Over three hours of puzzle-solving, exploration, and adventure.
Today, indie developers Talawa Games and Teotl Studios are thrilled to announce the puzzle adventure game Unmechanical, to be released August 8 2012 for PC and a couple of weeks later for iOS.
Unmechanical is an award-winning 2.5D side-scroller which combines tricky puzzle solving, alluring exploration, and an engrossing atmosphere.The game had humble beginnings as a student project and since then both game and team has grown.
â€śUnmechanical has been about taking on something for real and working our fingers to the bone to get it done. Itâ€™s our hopes and ambitions combined into this very personal, unique, and awesome adventure thatâ€™s crafted with lots of love.â€ťSaid Marko Permanto, project lead for the Unmechanical team.
Unmechanical begins with a twist of fate as youâ€™re spirited away by a network of coiled pipes into a mysterious underworld. You find yourself in a strange environment that pulsates from mechanic and organic machinery alike, and your journey to freedom begins. Flying freely through the odd and fantastic surroundings,a powerful tractor beam lets you pick up objects and interact with the world.
Your quest for freedom requires you to solve a great variety of puzzling challenges, and while itâ€™s easy to pick up and play, later challenges may prove very difficult indeed. On your adventure you might also begin to understand what it all meansâ€“The underworld may be more than it seems, the fateful descent more than just chance,and you might not be entirely alone after allâ€¦
For as long as the weirdness continues you can buy our game for 75% (when part of the Potato pack) or 50% (when bought individually) off. Be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter account TheBallGame during this event.
A masterstroke of minimalism, The Ball was the best gaming vignette of the year. Thereâ€™s no dialog, sweeping cinematics or tacked-on multiplayer mode to burden The Ballâ€”just a lightweight, focused, gameplay-driven short story. It benefited from this simplicity by giving us a campaign that felt paced and personal. As you kick the multiton marble around with your ancient Mexican gravity gun, it somehow makes the transition from object to character. You develop this subtle but strong relationship with the objectâ€”it doesnâ€™t change or communicate, but it takes on the feeling of a pet following you through lava-soaked corridors.
Manapool.co.uk have posted an interview with Sjoerd, our Project Lead and Creative Director.
Any puzzles or monsters that didnâ€™t make it into the release? We wanted to make an ancient robot that would come in and try to take the Ball away from the player. The idea was that the robot wouldnâ€™t attack the player, but that he would continuously attempt to steal the Ball from the player, and that you thus had to stop him from doing so, or trick him to move some other kind of object instead.
Also the Swedish site chabrall.com is holding a contest. Three copies will be given away, to the three best entries.
Det Ă¤r alltsĂĄ en tĂ¤vling som gĂ¤ller och reglerna Ă¤r enkla. Ă–ppna dina sinnen och lĂĄt kreativiteten flĂ¶da. Temat fĂ¶r tĂ¤vlingen Ă¤r â€śbollâ€ť och du fĂĄr Fota, â€śPhotoshopaâ€ś, mĂĄla eller vad du vill gĂ¶ra. Du lĂ¤mnar ditt bidrag till oss genom att maila till email@example.com och helt enkelt bifogar bilden. De 3 bĂ¤sta bidragen vinner sĂĄklart Ă¤ran av att vara bĂ¤st, men ocksĂĄ var sitt exemplar av spelet. TĂ¤vlingen kommer att hĂĄlla pĂĄ till och med sĂ¶ndagen den 12:e december och vinnarna presenteras veckan efter. SĂĄ anvĂ¤nd er fantasi och var med och tĂ¤vla!
Okay, not everyone, but five lucky people will get a free copy of The Ball on Steam. What do you have to do? Easy, post a caption for a screenshot of The Ball in the comment thread. You can use the one to the right, or any other screenshot you can find. If you don’t use ours, please link to or post the screenshot you’re captioning.
So, to enter, let’s recap:
* Find a screenshot of The Ball (or use the one to the right)
* Think of a clever or completely lame caption for the screenshot (we really don’t care, and it won’t affect your chances of winning!)
* Post the screenshot and caption in the comment thread
* Wait to win!