The Gecko Gods is an upcoming exploration and puzzle sport by Louis Waloschek (and different collaborators) that places the participant in command of a gecko crawling its method round an open island. The sport noticed a little bit of an uptick in curiosity yesterday because the developer introduced it’ll come to Swap, and it certain seems to be cute.
What stands proud, to me, is how, as a result of the gecko can climb on partitions and ceilings, it opens up new dimensions so that you can discover and for the group to design puzzles round. Due to this, whole rocky buildings inside its temples change into area for degree design, and it’s a neat strategy to have to consider the atmosphere as you climb round it and resolve puzzles.
The Gecko Gods additionally has crusing segments, and it’s cute to look at the little gecko attempt to man the boat all by itself, because it has to steer with its mouth whereas additionally managing the motor to start out and cease. It’s an attention-grabbing design choice that may floor you in what it’s prefer to be an inhuman factor working one thing constructed for people. Hopefully the novelty retains that from getting irritating. The exploration and puzzle fixing appears to be damaged up by fight sections, and whereas our gecko pal right here isn’t sporting any weapons within the trailer, it seems to be prefer it has a imply chunk and is fast on its ft.
The entire thing appears to take clear inspiration from completely different eras of The Legend of Zelda sequence. The crusing is evocative of Wind Waker, the atmosphere and character design feels plucked from Breath of the Wild, and all-in-all, it simply seems to be prefer it’s going for that sense of thriller and serenity. Coloration me intrigued.
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The Gecko Gods is about to launch on Steam and Swap in 2023.