It was a pleasant surprise to learn of the game on which Teotl Studios is now working. They've teamed up with Swedish studio, Talawa Games and are just about ready to debut 'Unmechanical
', a 2.5D side-scroller / puzzler. The game looks amazing as you can see in the trailer below, which should come as no surprise given the history of the people involved. It's heading to PC August 8 and will follow shortly thereafter on iOS.
Unmechanical begins with a twist of fate as you'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 it'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 means-The underworld may be more than it seems, the fateful descent more than just chance, and you might not be entirely alone after all...